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.
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.
Serve corn fritters with a dollop of sour cream* or some homemade aioli with a sprinkle of green onions.