These Corn fritters are made from fresh sweet corn and take only 25 minutes to cook from scratch. They are fun to eat and make a great toddler snack or appetizer.
These corn fritters are best when made with fresh corn, which has a bit more flavor than canned corn. But canned corn will work just fine if that's what you have!
How to make these corn fritters:
- Start by mashing up fresh corn kernels in a bowl by using a mojito muddler or a kitchen mallet.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. I use white whole wheat flour for this recipe to add a bit more nutrition and fiber. White whole wheat flour is lighter than regular whole wheat flour and still tastes and feels like regular flour in recipes like this one. You can absolutely use all purpose white flour for this recipe if that's what you have.
- Mix, and add to a hot oiled skillet by the spoonful. The batter will be runny, like a pancake batter. Fry on both sides (about 3 minutes each side), and drain any excess oil on a paper towel.
How to serve corn fritters
These corn fritters are best served hot and freshly cooked, either with a squeeze of lime juice or a dollop of lime crema (aka sour cream with a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt).
If you've got picky toddlers who only dip things in ketchup, then ketchup will have to do!
Some other topping ideas:
- fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil
- splash of hot sauce
- sprinkle of tajin (have you ever had this addicting lime-flavored spice?? So good on top of everything!)
How to reheat corn fritters
The best way to reheat these is in a skillet or an oven (a toaster oven or convection oven would work!). This way they get some of their crisp back. If you microwave these, they will still taste good but will be soft on top.
If you have kids who are picky about mushy textures, you'll definitely want to crisp up the fritters in the oven if reheating these.
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- 3 cups corn kernels (thawed, if using frozen. 3 large ears of corn if using fresh)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves diced
- ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons Olive oil for frying
- Optional: Lime juice and extra cilantro for serving
Serve with whole milk Greek yogurt or sour cream that is seasoned with a squeeze or lime juice and a pinch of salt, if you want to add a bit more nutrition, protein, and calories to your child's meal.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
The nutritional information provided is just an estimate and will vary based on the actual ingredients you use. If you are tracking nutrition for yourself or your child, check with a nutritionist, dietitian, or pediatrician about whether this recipe is right for you or your child.