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Quick and Easy Corn Fritters

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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.

stack of corn fritters

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:

  1. Start by mashing up fresh corn kernels in a bowl by using a mojito muddler or a kitchen mallet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Easy, right??

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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stack of corn fritters

Yield: 10-12 fritters

Corn Fritters

stack of corn fritters

Tasty, crispy corn fritters make a great snack for kids and for the whole family!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons Olive oil for frying
  • Optional: Lime juice and extra cilantro for serving

Instructions

1. Mash the corn kernels in a large bowl using a potato masher or a mojito muddler until most corn kernels are broken and some juice comes out. You can also pulse the corn in a food processor for a few seconds just to break them - be careful not to over-process and turn them into creamed corn.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. You will have a lumpy mixture with the consistency of pancake batter. I just used the same mojito muddler for mixing everything together - no need to get a whisk or another utensil dirty!
3. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Use a heaping tablespoon to add the corn batter to the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes over medium heat, or until golden brown. Carefully flip and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the corn fritters are golden brown and cooked through. Serve with some fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

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.

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