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A beautiful stack of corn fritters with parchment paper in between topped with parsley
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Corn Fritters

Simply made with fresh corn, flour, buttermilk, a bit of sugar and a whole lot of love, these Corn Fritters fry up quickly and taste amazing! Each bite of fritter is a touch sweet and a bit savory in all the best ways. Don’t pass up on these crisp, fried rounds of deliciousness!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: soul food, Southern
Servings: 25 fritters
Calories: 29kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (or frozen corn kernels that have been thawed)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 7 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp yellow corn meal
  • 1 3/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add corn, onion and green pepper and cook until softened (about 4-5 minutes) then add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper and whisk until combined.
  • Next add buttermilk and egg and combine with dry ingredients. Fold in sauteed corn and veggies and then add cheese.
  • Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a cast iron skillet or dutch oven skillet and heat until about 365 degrees.
  • Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of fritter batter to the skillet and spread out like a small pancake and fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes or so) then flip and do the same. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and serve.


These taste absolutely incredible in the summer with fresh corn when it is in season however you can use frozen corn when it is out of season and it tastes just as wonderful!


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg