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mom josette's corn fritters

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Denise Lepard
Old Bridge, NJ

Serve with warm maple syrup, sour cream, or my favorite, applesauce. You can make them big, like a pancake, or small for appetizers. One of my "comfort foods." Enjoy! xoxo

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Slightly sweet, these old-fashioned corn fritters are a delicious getting-back-to-basics recipe. Once fried, they're like a thick pancake filled with corn that's slightly crisp on the outside and around the edges. They're perfectly sweet and delicious by themselves, but Denise suggests dipping them in applesauce or syrup. The choice is yours! Using canned corn and other pantry staples means you can make these corn fritters whenever you need a quick side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For mom josette's corn fritters

  • 1 can
    whole kernel corn (15.25 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    (heaping Tbsp) sugar or sugar substitute
  • 2 Tbsp
    (heaping Tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 1 lg
  • 1/2 tsp
  • oil /pats of butter, more or less as needed

How To Make mom josette's corn fritters

Test Kitchen Tips
We dropped heaping tablespoons of the fritter batter into the oil and got 8 fritters.
  • Drained corn and fritter ingredients mixed in a bowl.
    Drain corn well and combine with all ingredients. Mix well and let stand for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Heating oil in a cast iron skillet.
    Heat the frying pan (griddle or cast iron griddle/pan) on medium heat. Add 1/2 inch of oil and one pat of butter to coat the bottom of pan/griddle.
  • Frying one side of the corn fritter.
    When oil/butter is hot and starting to sizzle, add corn fritter batter and fry. Depending on the vessel you use to drop the batter, frying time will vary.
  • Flipping the corn fritter to fry the other side.
    Flip when the edges are brown and the center is starting to firm like a pancake. Drain on paper towels.