Stack of fritters on a white plate with forks.

Corn Fritters

Enjoy that fresh summer corn with my quick and easy Corn Fritters recipe. Made with fresh corn, jalapenos, and a light batter, you'll be making these fried corn fritters on repeat. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword corn fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 fritters
Calories 148kcal
Author Heather



  • 3 cups corn if using frozen, thaw first
  • 2 jalapenos diced
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a bowl, add your corn and diced jalapenos. Then, add your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Add your wet ingredients: egg and milk, stirring until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, coat the bottom of the pan in vegetable oil.
  • Spoon a heaping 1/2 cup of batter into the pan. Gently flatten the batter and form into a circle.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes per side, or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Optionally, serve with a dollop of sour cream or salsa on top.


  • Try using a 1/2 measuring cup to measure your batter, this will ensure your fritters are equally sized.
  • Since the batter is thick, you'll have to help form your fritters into little patties once they're in the pan.
  • The most important part about making fritters is to not walk away - they will cook fast. Your fritters will only need about 2-3 minutes per side before needing a flip. 
  • If needed, add more oil to the pan before starting the next batch. 
  • If you notice your fritters browning fast, turn the heat down slightly. Every stove top is different, so adjust your temperature if needed.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg