Simple Sweet Corn Fritters Recipe

Fresh corn is folded into a light buttermilk and cheddar cheese batter then shallow-fried to crispy perfection to make sweet corn fritters.  

– 3 cups fresh raw corn kernels , (cut from 4-5 ears) – 3/4 cup self rising flour, or substitute all purpose flour + 1 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal, or white cornmeal – 1 Tbsp granulated sugar – 3/4 tsp salt – 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese – 2 extra large egg yolks – 1/2 cup buttermilk – vegetable oil, for shallow frying



Mix corn, flour, cornmeal, sugar, cheese, and salt in a large basin. Mix the yolks and buttermilk with a fork and add to the bowl. Stir with a large spoon until you don't see dry flour. 

Step 1

Step 2

If your batter is dry, add more buttermilk. It should be thick. Heat about 4 tablespoons of oil in a cast iron skillet. 

Step 3

The pan bottom should be coated 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. Heat oil to shimmering but not smoking over medium to medium high heat. 

Step 4

To test oil, touch batter to the surface.should sizzle. A 1 3/4-inch cookie scoop scoops the batter into the pan, and an offset spatula lightly flattens it. 

Step 5

You may nudge wayward edges into place, but others like them ragged—they get crispy! About 2 tablespoons of batter per cake. Avoid crowding the pan—3–4 per batch is fine.

Step 6

Cook for 1 1/2 minutes, carefully flip when golden, then cook another 1 1/2 minutes until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels.

Step 7

Put it on the table hot with onions and sour cream. It makes about 17 fritters, but you can make more or less based on your needs.  

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