Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters with Salsa

I have really been enjoying the fresh local corn. I have mostly been eating it off the cob with salt and butter, which is great, but now I was looking for something different. I recalled seeing Michael Smith on Chef at Home on the Food Network making these corn fritters that looked pretty good. Since corn was not in season at the time I had bookmarked the recipe to try later. His recipe had cheese and there was maple butter, but I was thinking more Mexican. I dropped the cheese and maple butter and added some cumin, cilantro and lime and then topped them with some salsa. They were really easy to make and pretty tasty. I liked the slightly crunchy texture that the cornmeal gave them. I was thinking that it would have been nice if I had some sour cream at the time.

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters

  • 2 cups of corn
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  1. Cut the corn kernels from the cobs of corn.
  2. Mix the corn, corn meal, flour, cumin, egg, green onion, cilantro, lime juice in a large bowl. If the mixture is too dry add some water.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Spoon the corn mixture into the pan to form patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.


Nirmala said...

Fresh corn is great, isn't? It's so naturally sweet and doesn't require much of anything to taste good. These fritters look just delicious.

Eli Edmundson said...

They look really good!

Valli said...

I love corn fritters Kevin!!! There is nothing like them made with fresh corn on the cob!!!

Deborah said...

These look wonderful! I've been wanting to make corn fritters but haven't gotten around to it yet. I better do it before the corn is gone!!

Anonymous said...

I love fritters! yum :)

Brilynn said...

I'm a big fan of Chef at Home, these look great!

Cynthia said...

It's not just the fesh local corn, you've been enjoying lots of produce in season :) And showing off by cooking everyday!

Cara said...

These sound so good, it probably does not help that I am looking at them during the time I am fasting!

Nicole said...

Hmmm I love corn fritters. I've bookmarked this to try. :)

snbjork said...

I made some of these tonight and loved them. They were so delicious and very easy to make! I have recently fallen in love with cilantro (because of several of your recipes) and I really enjoyed the flavor in these fritters. You've done it again!

snbjork said...

P.S. I didn't have any fresh corn so I used frozen corn that I thawed in the microwave. It worked well and the corn still tasted really sweet.

Jenna said...

I know this is an old one, but I wanted to drop a line and say how much I loved this recipe. I had to fudge one ingredient (I was recently diagnosed with celiac... but a quick swap of rice flour for the wheat and I was off on a run) but beyond that? Incredibly tasty. I had to make a second batch halfway through the meal because my husband fell in love with them!

And you're right, the cornmeal adds a much needed texture to the whole shebang. Thanks so much for a recipe I'll be using a LOT now that the summer corn is starting to come in.

Anonymous said...

I'm SUPER happy I found your blog Kevin! You have some the most amazing recipes! :D Thank you for sharing them with us!

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