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loaded corn fritters

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

My husband calls these golden crispy fritters "ultra corn fritters." They're loaded with cheese, bacon, chives, a little sour cream and lots of flavor! You can leave the jalapeno out if you prefer.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For loaded corn fritters

  • 2 c
    2 c fresh corn, with "milk" from cob (approx. 4 ears)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chives (heaping)
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno, finely minced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    louisiana seafood seasoning (or cajun/creole seasoning)
  • 1 tsp
    white sugar (optional)
  • 2 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    real bacon bits
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • canola oil for frying (or your fave neutral oil)

How To Make loaded corn fritters

  • 1
    In mixing bowl, combine corn, chives, jalapeno, salt, pepper, louisiana seasoning and sugar (if using.)
  • 2
    Add eggs and sour cream; mix well to combine.
  • 3
    Add flour and baking powder; mix well.
  • 4
    Add bacon bits and cheese; mix well.
  • 5
    Into skillet, pour about one inch of oil. Bring oil up to frying temperature over medium/medium high heat.
  • 6
    Cooking in batches of about 5 at a time, drop corn mixture from a large tablespoon into hot oil, quickly flattening a bit with the back of the spoon. Brown until golden on both sides (watch closely because it only takes about 2 minutes or so per side.) Drain on paper towels.
  • 7
    Serve hot or warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Reheat in toaster oven or air fryer.