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a stack of corn fritters with the last one bitten up to show the texture and a dollop of guacamole

Spicy Corn Friters

These Corn Fritters are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, studded with corn, cheese, jalapeno and cilantro are perfect for lunch, dinner and snacking! Here's How To Make Corn Fritters and everything you need to know!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, vegetarian
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Corn Fritters, Corn Fritters Recipe, How to Make Corn Fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 113 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 3 scallions finely sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno sliced or diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and sugar in a bowl and mix with a spoon. Add egg, milk and remaining ingredients except for the coil and butter.
  2. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to get the batter mixed, it should feel like a thick pancake batter with chunks of corn.
  3. Heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat and add in the oil and butter.
  4. Take a quarter size measuring cup and fill it with the batter. Pour the batter over the hot coil and wait for 2-3 minutes before flipping.
  5. Make sure the edges look set and the shape of the fritter is set as well before flipping.
  6. Cook on the flipped side for an extra 2-3 minutes to cook well on both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter being careful not to over crowd the skillet.
  7. Remove the fritters as is or top with guacamole, extra cilantro and enjoy.

Recipe Notes


  1. Try to start with Fresh or Frozen corn only, avoid canned if possible. However if you must use canned corn, make sure to drain it well.
  2. Make the batter in a single bowl sing a wooden spoon, but try to blend the flour and baking powder together first before adding the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook the Fritters in a hot pan with oil or butter, or both.
  4. Don't use a lot of batter in the pan, it will cause your fritters to be soggy.
  5. Wait until the edges look set and firm before attempting to flip your corn fritters so they don't break apart.
  6. Freeze extra corn fritters in a single layer and reheat them over the counter, oven or toaster oven for extra crispy-ness.
  7. Enjoy corn fritters as they are or as a side dish. Top them with different toppings or eat them plain. 
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Corn Friters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 143IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.