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Easy Fried Corn Fritters Recipe

Crispy Southern Corn Fritters are the absolute best summer recipe! You simply need fresh, frozen, or canned corn to mix into a cheesy batter, and then pan fry the patties until you have a sweet and crispy dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Southern
Servings: 10 fritters
Author: London


  • 3 cups sweet kernel corn fresh, previously frozen, or canned
  • 1 cup flour gluten-free 1-to-1 blend
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1- 1 ¼ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar optional
  • cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • cup milk cashew or almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar or Monterrey jack
  • 2-3 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • Green onions optional
  • Sour cream* optional


  • If using previously frozen corn, either rinse it until warm water until thawed or thaw at room temperature. Dab with a paper towel until completely dried.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar in a large bowl. Add corn, cilantro, whisked eggs, milk, and cheese. Stir until mixture is well combined.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet. Heat oil until it begins to sizzle.
  • Measure out ~⅓ cup of batter for each fritter. Place batter for 4-5 fritters evenly spaced into the skillet. Press each one down lightly with the back of a spatula and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • You’ll know the corn fritters are done cooking when they fluff up and turn lightly browned and crispy.
  • Serve corn fritters with a dollop of sour cream* or some homemade aioli with a sprinkle of green onions.



Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Make up a batch of these fritters in advance and reheat when ready to serve. You can also prepare the batter up to 24 hours in advance and fry them just before serving.
  • To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Place a piece of wax or parchment paper between each fritter before storing in a freezer safe container or storage bag for up to 4-6 months.
  • To Reheat: Add a bit of oil or butter to a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook them on both sides for 2 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg