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fiesta corn fritters

Recipe by
Carilyn Johnson
el paso, TX

These fried corn fritters with a Mexican twist are perfect for game day - easy and addictive! I love to serve them with a cold beer or soda to my family and friends on game weekends. Football is a big deal here in Texas, but we always like to add a Mexican twist to our Southern favorites. This recipe combines traditional corn fritters with a border classic, Mexican Corn. Touchdown!

yield 20 fritters, 2 per person
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For fiesta corn fritters

  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 md
    jalapenos, fresh, chopped (deveined and seeded)
  • 1 c
    corn, canned (drained)
  • 1/2 c
    cotija cheese or mild feta
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 sm
    lime (optional)
  • 2 c
    vegetable oil

How To Make fiesta corn fritters

  • 1
    Make batter: Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside. Mix milk, egg and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients. Blend well.
  • 2
    Add chopped jalapenos (deveined and seeded), corn, and cheese to batter. Stir until just blended.
  • 3
    Heat oil to 350 degrees. Carefully drop spoonfuls of batter into hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown (about 1 minute per side). Drain on a paper towel.
  • 4
    Mix sour cream, chili powder and juice of one lime (optional). Dip Fiesta Corn Fritters into creamy sauce.