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The Best Corn Fritters Recipe

Side dish recipes are not easy to come by, so save this easy recipe for corn fritters. They are crispy, hearty, cheesy, and delicious. You can serve them with your favorite steak or chicken entree!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For this crispy corn fritter recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Whole kernel corn
  • Green onions
  • Chopped parsley
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Oil for frying

How Do You Make Corn Fritters?

Follow these steps to make the best corn fritters recipe:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil to 365 F in a heavy skillet.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and paprika) in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients (egg, milk, and melted butter) in a small bowl and stir them into the flour mixture.
  4. Add the drained whole-kernel corn, chopped parsley, sliced green onions, and shredded cheese. Stir to combine.
  5. Working in batches, drop ¼ cup mounds of batter into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

How Do You Keep Fritters Crispy?

A few important tips to achieve perfectly crispy corn fritters are:

  • Make sure the oil is hot enough. If the oil is not hot enough, the batter will absorb it, making your fritters soggy. To test the oil, throw in a little bit of batter, if the oil bubbles up, it is ready.
  • Make sure you add enough flour. The batter should hold its shape. If it is too runny, the fritters will not be crispy. Add more flour if you feel it needs it.
  • Drain the corn properly! Make sure you remove as much liquid as possible.
  • Use a cold egg. This will delay the development of gluten in the flour, making the fritters lighter and crispier.
  • Do not overmix the batter. You don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. Mix the ingredients just enough so that the flour is moistened and no dry specks remain.

How Do You Reheat Corn Fritters?

You can use the microwave, but if you want your leftover fritters to remain crispy, I recommend reheating them in the oven. Place them on a baking sheet and reheat them in a 350 F oven for about 8-10 minutes.

Can You Freeze Corn Fritters?

Yes, you can! Let them cool completely before storing them in freezer-safe bags and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Other Corn Recipes You Might Enjoy:

The Best Corn Fritters Recipe

Make sure to save this corn fritter recipe for a crispy, cheesy, and delicious side dish worthy of any entree!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 SERVINGS
Calories 193 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cp all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ cp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cp shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1-12 oz can whole kernel corn, drained

Instructions
 

  • Heat the vegetable oil to 365 F in a heavy skillet. Make sure it covers one inch up the skillet.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and paprika) in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients (egg, milk, and melted butter) in a small bowl and stir them into the flour mixture. Do not overmix the batter.
  • Add the drained whole kernel corn, chopped parsley, sliced green onions, and shredded cheese. Stir to combine. Do not overmix the batter.
  • Working in batches, drop ¼ cup mounds of batter into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 10g
Recipe Rating




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