Corn Fritters – crispy little cakes with lots of fresh corn kernels, onions, and cheddar cheese. A sweet and savory side dish that is easy to make and great all year round!
This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
As soon as summer hits, I want to make anything and everything that I can with corn. It is just the ultimate summer vegetable and there are so many delicious things you can do with it.
These corn fritters are sweet, super crispy, and one of my favorite dishes to make in the summer. They go well with just about anything! And if you have a ton of zucchini try these Zucchini Corn Fritters as well.
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What Are Corn Fritters
Corn fritters are like little dough balls filled with corn and are fried until crispy. They are kind of like a mini corn cake with lots of fresh corn kernels and often cheese.
They are a classic sweet and savory snack that originated from the Native Americans in the Southern United States.
What You’ll Need To Make Corn Fritters
- Corn Kernels
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Cheddar Cheese
How To Make Corn Fritters
- In a large bowl mix together corn kernels with the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, baking powder and sugar.
- Next add in the melted butter, egg, and milk to make it more like the consistency of a cake batter.
- Then you add in finely chopped onion, garlic, and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Heat a large pan over medium high heat, and heat the oil until it is about 350º F.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup, carefully place mounds of batter into the hot oil. Flatten slightly and let it cook for about 3 minutes per side, until golden and crispy.
- Remove from the pan onto paper towel or a wire rack to let the grease drain.
- They are best served warm.
Keeping Corn Fritters Crispy
Corn fritters can get soggy as they sit, so while you are cooking the rest of your batter, you can keep the cooked ones in a hot (about 250º F) degree oven.
This keeps them hot and crispy while you finish cooking and can serve them all at once.
Can You Reheat Corn Fritters
Yes, the leftovers may not be quite as crispy and delicious as they were fresh, but they are still worth saving and reheating.
The best way to reheat them is to add a tiny bit of oil to a hot pan and cook for a couple minutes on each side until they are hot warm in the center and crispy on the outside.
Fresh or Frozen Corn
The answer is you really can use any corn you want. I really like to use corn cut straight from the cob in the summer, because it is just so fresh, sweet, and delicious. But any other time of year, I just thaw a bag of frozen corn and use that.
You can even use canned corn if you drain it first. For canned corn, try to use the low-sodium ones, so your end result into too salty.
More Easy Side Dish Recipes
- Air Fryer Onion Rings
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- Instant Pot Rice
- Corn Muffins
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- BLT Pasta Salad
I am sharing this recipe over at Imperial Sugar today. Please click on Corn Fitters to get the full printable recipe.
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