Last weekend there was a corn roast at the farmers market signalling the beginning of the local corn season. With the amazing aroma of roasting corn and melted butter everywhere, I could not resist coming come with an arm load of corn. One of my favorites ways to enjoy corn is to just have it on the cob with melted butter and a touch of salt but it was clear that I was not going to be able to make it through all of the corn in time so I needed to use it in a recipe to help finish it up. Luckily I had a list of things that I wanted to do with corn and I had just been waiting for it to arrive. On top of that list was some Thai inspired corn fritters flavoured with homemade curry paste along with some green onions, cilantro, lime juice and fish sauce. I immediately though of serving the fritters covered in a spicy peanut sauce but with the heat I wanted something a little lighter and a Thai sweet chili sauce sounded like it would be perfect. one of the things that I like most about these corn fritters, in addition to having an amazing flavour, is how some of the kernels on the outside start to get a little crispy taking on the texture of those partially popped kernels of corn in popcorn which is really nice. What a great way to usher in the start of corn season!
Thai Style Corn Fritters with Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 2 cups corn
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon green curry paste (or red curry paste)
- 1 green onion (chopped)
- 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- 1 birds eye chili (thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
- Mix the corn, corn meal, flour, egg, curry paste, green onion, cilantro, chili, fish sauce and lime juice in a bowl.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Spoon the corn mixture into the pan to form patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
- Serve with sweet chili sauce.
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WOW, I need to make a vegan version of this asap. Looks amazing!!
Aninha Padredi says
you made corn fritters. ack, i've had that on my list forever. but it's been so hot here to bake. i adore corn fritters so much kev. nice.
I love the thai spin on this!
[email protected] says
Are you taking these pictures yourself? They look great! (I'm new to your blog).
this looks delish i want some….
I'm stuck at work an starving. Those look delicious. I live in Toronto. Do you deliver?
any excuse to use sweet chili sauce!
Recipe for Delicious says
Kevin, what a gorgeous photo! I had roasted corn for the first time recently and it is amazing!
HAPPY IN NEVADA says
Also save time, and use a corn-bread mix – then all the spices and condiments he suggests – including the corn, and you won't have to be in a hot kitchen quite so long.
Amanda Walsh says
Looks delicious! What is your secret for food photography?
Oh man… with fresh corn off the cob, I can only imagine how good these fritters will be. Definitely a must try recipe!
[email protected] says
I am always looking for a new way to make corn. Looks fantastic.
Love these, Kevin! 🙂 And I LOVE your zucchini sun-dried tomato tart. 🙂 I featured it on my blog today. Thank you!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Scrumptious fritters! I am addicted to sweet chilli sauce…
jose manuel says
Esta receta es totalmente novedosa, que curiosa. Me gusta y me la copio con tú permiso. Saludos
Ana Powell says
Full of lovely flavours.
Wishing you a great weekend ♥
oh, I love that sauce, so I`m sure that these fritters would taste me!
have a nice time!
Chiara "Kika" Assi says
Your photo is amazing… makes me want to reach into the screen and take a bite of that fritter!
I love it when corn is so sweet that you can eat it raw. These fritters sound and look fantastic!
Wow, that sounds DELICIOUS! I've got to try making these.
I love corn and this thai style corn fritter is so bewitching…and with sweet chilli sauce nothing can beat it : )I am going try this … thanks for sharing
Betty Ray says
Wow, these look too good not to try. Yummy!
Blast! If only I had easy access to these curry pastes.
Kevin! These are a great idea. I love using the corn for cakes and such.
Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) says
I love food like this. Fritters are one of my favourite things to whip up…and the thai twist is a welcome idea.
I don't how I find your blog while browsing on the web, but so glad I find it. I'm making all my daily food off of your recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing them with us.
Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul says
A recipe keeper!! Great photos.
Sara Caldwell says
I am from Alabama, and our Silver Queen Corn is AMAZING! I will definitely be making this in the next week or so! Thanks!
Cookin' Canuck says
Very nice recipe, Kevin. I like the spiciness of the sauce with the sweetness of the corn.
Awesome, corn and sweet chili sauce! Great combo!
I LOVE corn fritters and combined with Thai inspired flavors, this has got to be a winning recipe.
Definitely on the "to make" list for this week. Thanks!
We Are Not Martha says
I have so many corn fritter recipes bookmarked to make, but I LOVE that these are Thai style! They look amazing 🙂
When I was scanning over the ingredient list I thought I read fish eye sauce!! Anyway these look delicious. I love corn and really need to make them into fritters asap!
I made these this evening to accompany some Asian-style flanken ribs.
They were SO good. I've made Thai corn fritters in the past and believe it or not this is the first recipe I've seen that called for curry paste to be included.
So, I did the recipe almost exactly as you listed (I increased it by 50%) it and *awesome*. Just AWESOME!
Looks delicious – I love anything in fritter format. I'm so excited about corn season!
Kevin, you know I don't usually comment BEFORE trying a recipe but will once again make an exception: I am going to make these tomorrow to go along with grilled eggplant and a small Greek salad. More to follow. fleur.
great! this recipe is easy
vege and delish!
Kevin you are amazing! I love the concept for these and the chili sauce recipe in your other post too!
Your photo alone puts every batch of corn cakes I've ever made to shame. I love the idea of adding a Thai twist to them too. The carton of Panang curry I buy is just big enough to last FOREVER. It's nice to have more ideas for dishes to make with it.
Wow. I just discovered your blog and made these tonight. While mine didn't look as pretty as yours they were INCREDIBLE. Can't wait to try more of your inspirations.
just made these and they are awesome and spicy!!
I made these last night for a Thai themed potluck and it was really good! I used fresh corn…Definitely need to be careful when making this because the corn loves to pop.