Southern Corn Fritters

You can make these fritters spicy or sweet—or both! Add a minced serrano or jalapeño pepper and a few tablespoons grated cheese for spicy, or increase the sugar to 1/3 cup and serve with warm honey.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large ear fresh corn
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Cut the kernels from the cob, then using the back of a knife scrape the cob to remove juices. Place corn and juices in medium bowl along with buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and butter; beat well.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until a stiff batter forms. You may need to add more flour to reach desired consistency.
  • Place vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet leaving 1" of headspace, and heat to 375°F. Drop fritters by tablespoons into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden. Turn over and fry on second side until golden, then drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large ear fresh corn
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Cut the kernels from the cob, then using the back of a knife scrape the cob to remove juices. Place corn and juices in medium bowl along with buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and butter; beat well.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until a stiff batter forms. You may need to add more flour to reach desired consistency.
  • Place vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet leaving 1" of headspace, and heat to 375°F. Drop fritters by tablespoons into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden. Turn over and fry on second side until golden, then drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories330
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars11g
Protein6g