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Corn Fritters

These crispy Corn Fritters are filled with sweet corn kernels wrapped in a delicious batter. They’re fried until puffy and golden then they can be served with Southern comeback sauce, dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with maple syrup.


Easy Corn Fritters Recipe

This recipe for easy Corn Fritters can be made with fresh, canned or frozen corn. When fresh corn is available in abundance in the summer, it’s fresh all the way for me! How to make simple Corn Fritters: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Dry Ingredients – First, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and seasonings per the recipe.
  • Wet Ingredients – In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and eggs.
  • Combine – Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients then toss in the corn kernels and chives mixing well to evenly distrubute the ingredients in the batter.
  • Fry – Use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter and fry at 360-365°F for 2-3 minutes or just until puffy and golden and cooked through.
  • Enjoy immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar, with comeback sauce for dipping or drizzle with maple syrup.

How to Make the BEST Corn Fritters

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Fried Corn Fritters: All purpose flour, fresh corn, chives, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, granulated garlic, onion powder, paprika, melted butter, large eggs and peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: One deep heavy bottomed pot or Dutch oven, fry thermometer, measuring cups and spoons, slotted spoon or stainless steel spider, large bowl, medium bowl, sheet pan or platter lined with paper towels.
  • You can also use canned or frozen corn in this recipe. Frozen corn should be thawed prior to adding to the batter.
  • The yield can vary depending on how large the fritters are made. Use a small scoop for more servings.
  • If you prefer, you could use finely diced sweet onion such as Vidalia onions or chopped green onions for color in place of chives. Chives are mild and complement the flavor of the corn so well.
  • You can serve these fritters dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with maple syrup or enjoyed with Southern Comeback Sauce for dipping.
  • Corn Fritters can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a side dish with any of your favorite entrees. They make a spectacular substitute for hush puppies with seafood dishes and they pair beautifully with a bowl of soup or pinto beans.
  • Store Corn Fritters in an airtight container chilled for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350°F air fryer or 350°F oven on a sheet pan just until crisped.

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Corn Fritters

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: corn-fritters-recipe, fried-corn-fritters
Servings: 16 servings (may vary)
Calories: 133kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2/3 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 4-6 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying


  • Heat oil in a deep pot fitted with a fry thermometer to 360 – 365°F.
  • In a medium bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt granulated garlic, onion powder and paprika.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter and eggs.
  • Add to the dry ingredients with the corn and chives. Mix until fully combined.
  • Use a small scoop (about 1 1/2 Tbsp) to drop fritter batter into the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2-3 minutes, turning as needed for even browning.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined platter or sheet pan. Repeat until all is used.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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