Corn Fritters

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Summer is about corn for me. Ok, maybe okra and tomatoes too. And maybe squash and field peas, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries. There are so many wonderful foods in season during the summer it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Corn Fritters make a delicious summer appetizer.


But corn is definitely right up there. I could eat it every day all summer long. The sweetness and crispy crunch of corn are irrisistible and there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy it.

Corn Fritters make a delicious summer appetizer.


Next to corn dip, Corn Fritters may be my favorite way to enjoy corn as an appetizer. The kernels are cut from the cob and mixed into a light batter and then fried up kind of like hush puppies.

Fritters are super easy to make and only take a few ingredients which you most likely already have on hand: flour, milk, egg, baking powder, and green onion.

Corn Fritters make a delicious summer appetizer.


The egg used for this recipe is separated and the egg white is whipped until stiff and then folded into the batter. The whipped egg white along with some baking powder help make the fritters light.

Just a short time in some hot oil and they develop a crispy coating.

I do not precook my corn kernels and these fritters don’t cook long so the kernels end up still having a little crunch to them. If you want the corn totally cooked, you will need to precook it or you can use leftover corn.

Corn Fritters make a delicious summer appetizer.


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Corn Fritters make a delicious summer appetizer.

Corn Fritters

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 167kcal
Fresh Corn Fritters are fried until golden just like hush puppies. Perfect way to enjoy summer corn as a bite-sized appetizer.
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  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg white, beaten until stiff peaks form
  • Vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, stir together corn, green onions, egg yolk, and milk.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Stir into corn mixture.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold egg whites into corn mixture until evenly mixed in.
  • Heat about 1-2 inches of Vegetable oil to 375 degrees in a cast iron pan or Dutch oven (or you can use a heavy-bottomed skillet).
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes, flipping over halfway through cooking time. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve immediately.


Yield: 6 servings


Calories: 167kcal

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15 thoughts on “Corn Fritters

  1. I love corn fritters and there isn’t a more perfect time to make them than now with delicious sweet corn. We enjoy them at a local pub and they’re dusted with powdered sugar-so good!

  2. It’s so hard for me to choose too, summer has so many foods I love and corn is definitely on the list. Love these corn fritters! They look amazing!

  3. I eat corn all the time but this really looks amazing! I want to get frying right now so I can taste it. Must make this for a crowd…they would disappear in a flash.

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