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Fresh corn fritters

Fresh corn is just about everywhere I look these days as we approach the end of summer and it is absolutely the sweetest and most delicious right now. While my kids enjoy corn on the cob, my husband is not so much a fan…he says it has zero nutritional value.

He is actually right – it is just a giant carb with no real added value to your plate, but it tastes f’ing good so I searched out a way to make it appear more nutritious and found something awesome. A fresh corn fritter. Kind of like a cornbread pancake that is lightly fried. And it couldn’t be easier and you can you can add cheese, bacon, peppers…whatever you want to amp it up or make it different. Bottom line is the flavor of the cut-off-the-cob corn really comes through. Oh and also all five kids scarfed these down 🙂


Corn fritters

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 ears of corn husked
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • two eggs
  • 1/3 cup of milk try not to use skim


  1. First, cut corn off the cob and set aside. 

    In a bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk together the milk, eggs and green onions.

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and combine. Stir in the corn.

    Heat vegetable oil in a pan about 1/4 of the way - amount depends on the pan size - until hot. 

    Using an ice cream scooper, or a large spoon, scoop the batter into the  pan (it will spread out  slightly on it own, similar to a pancake). Cook about four minutes on each side and transfer to a baking sheet set with a paper towel to cool for about two minutes.


  1. I love corn fritter, I usually use all purpose flour, but using corn meal sounds better! Yum!

  2. Yum! Sounds and looks delish! I plan to save this recipe and make some soon!

  3. My husband loves these, i’ll have to try your take on them!

  4. Omg I need these in my life!!!!

  5. These are so good there is a Columbian restaurant where they something similar called choclo, it is delicious and they serve it with cheese yum!

  6. I love how fresh this looks! A perfect dish to add to summer!

  7. Madison at The Weaver Fam

    I have not had corn fritters in years, these sound delicious! My aunt used to make these but used sugar in them and they were good and sweet.

  8. My kids love corn in all its forms…I am betting these would be a big hit too!!

  9. Omg yum and so easy to make! I love anything with corn.

  10. Oh these look delicious! I can just tell that the outside has a bit of crisp and the inside is perfectly soft! YUM!!!

  11. Those look fantastic – my girls will LOVE this special addition to dinner! Thank you!

  12. My kids are obsessed with fresh corn but I’ve never thought to make these. They might even be good the next day in their lunches!

  13. What a great summer treat!

  14. I love corn and these look like the perfect little bites! Such a great side dish or a snack.

  15. Wow, that’s the first husband I’ve heard of to talk about corn’s voids! Ha. Love what you’ve done with it! 😉

  16. These look amazing, and just in time for our local corn! I especially love the shot of the corn being husked, so gorgeous!

  17. I’ve never made corn fritters before. My kids are gonna love these!

  18. Perfect way to use leftover corn cobs when we are up to our ears in corn (lol)
    Looks so good. What kind of flour do you use? Wondering about coconut or cassava flour..
    I have all ingredients but experimenting with ‘other flours’.

  19. I do love corn fritters! These look so amazing!

  20. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Corn fritters are so special, especially towards the end of summer when there’s so much corn. I can imagine how amazing these are! That beautiful brown crust is so perfect.

  21. I can taste the yummy flavor from here! Gorgeous photos as well ! YUM!!

  22. I haven’t made corn fritters in a long time! I think it’s time to make them again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  23. Wow! What a super fun summer treat! These look amazing!

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