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How to Make Corn Fritters

How to Make Corn Fritters

Last Updated on 3rd August 2022 by Pauline Loughlin

If you have ever wondered how to make corn fritters, you are in for a treat. Corn fritters are simple to make and delicious, they can be eaten as a savoury snack or served as a side dish with many of your favourite meals. 

How to Make

A basic pancake batter is not ideal for corn fritters. The egg leeches out too much water from the ingredients during the process.

To achieve the perfect, crispy corn fritters, add plenty of parmesan to the batter.

Another tip for corn fritters: add the kernels in small increments, letting the batter sit for at least 10 minutes before adding more corn. Adding the corn kernels will temper the egg, so that the fritters are crisp.

Fresh corn or frozen corn are both acceptable ingredients for corn fritters. For added flavor and spiciness, add a few fresh herbs, like cilantro and jalapenos. Other ingredients you can add include cheese and green onion.

Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly, then pour the batter into the hot skillet. Cook the fritters in a skillet until golden brown and crispy. You can also sprinkle them with more cheese, if desired.

Fresh or frozen corn kernels can be used to make corn fritters. Canned corn is typically high in sodium, so you might need to add a little less salt to the batter. Once cooled, corn fritters are ready to serve!

A few corn fritters are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

When made ahead of time, you can also freeze the corn cakes in airtight containers for up to three days. If you have extra fritters, simply reheat them in a skillet. The corn fritters will lose their crispiness if they are reheated in a microwave.

How to Make Corn Fritters with Creamed Corn

If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack for your next party or family gathering, why not try making these corn fritters with creamed roasted or creamed-corn filling?

All you need are four ingredients: corn, buttermilk, cream, and salt. You can make these fritters in a few minutes, and they’ll be packed full of corn flavor!

The key to these delicious, quick and easy to make corn fritters with creames-corn mixtures is a bit of prep work, but it’s well worth the effort. You can use corn on the cob or corn from a can, but the process of making corn fritters is a bit different than frying regular corn.

Corn fritters are a wonderful side dish or snack and can be made without egg, so they can easily replace bread, pancakes, or rolls. They’re a great meal for any time of year!

Once the corn fritter batter is prepared, scoop out a tablespoonful of it and drop it into the hot oil. Once the corn fritters have risen to the desired thickness, flip them over to cook on the other side.

You should turn over the fritters when they are golden brown to avoid falling apart. Once the fritters have risen to a desired level, you can serve them alongside your meal!

How to Make Corn Fritters with Pancake Mix

If you’re looking for an easy recipe, try making corn fritters with pancake mix. This recipe calls for four tablespoons of corn oil. You’ll also need fresh or frozen corn.

Fresh corn is firmer and juicier than canned corn, and it contains more corn milk, which makes it super-flavorful. However, if you’re using canned corn, drain it well before using. This can make your corn fritters soggy.

To make corn fritters with pancake mix, simply prepare the ingredients. You’ll need eggs, butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, and flour.

You can use a cast iron skillet for frying. You’ll also need a large skillet or deep fryer. The pan should be hot enough to cook the corn fritters. Depending on the size of your skillet, you can cook several fritters at a time.

When preparing corn fritters, make sure you oil your pan first. Pour a thin layer of oil into the pan and heat it over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the corn fritters and cook them until golden brown.

Serve warm with a side of sour cream and garlic aioli. Alternatively, if you want, you can fry the corn fritters without oil.

How to Reheat Corn Fritters

You can reheat corn fritters in the oven if you want to, and they’ll stay hot for a while. The batter should be thoroughly mixed and heated before frying.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Drop in one-fourth cup of batter. Space out fritters so they don’t overlap and allow the batter to spread, then cook for two to three minutes on each side. Remove the fritters and drain excess grease with a paper towel.

To reheat corn fritters, make sure they are warm before serving. You can use a skillet, oven, or microwave to reheat them. Microwave reheating can result in soggy or soft fritters, so don’t try this method! Instead, use a skillet.

Use the oven to keep corn fritters warm and crisp. To reheat corn fritters, follow the same steps as for making them fresh.

Place a small amount of oil in a large cast iron skillet and heat. Scoop out about four one-fourth-cup portions of the batter into the pan. Flatten each piece with the back of a spoon or spatula.

Cook the fritters for three minutes on each side. Flip the fritters over when they’re half-cooked. Serve with fresh cilantro and lime juice. If you don’t have fresh corn, you can use frozen or canned corn kernels.

How to Make Corn Fritters without Flour

Using a burger press is essential for creating crispy, delicious fritters, but you can also make corn fritters without a burger press. Simply shape corn into equal-sized balls, flatten their surfaces, and form a circular shape around each.

Next, lay the fritters onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread them about half-inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes at 400°.

The recipe uses cornmeal and all-purpose flour. If you do not have cornmeal or flour, substitute vegetable or canola oil. For the fritters’ binder, substitute yellow cornmeal or stone ground cornmeal.

A pinch of paprika or green onions adds a savory flavor and makes for a delicious garnish. Lastly, an egg is essential to bind everything together.

If you want to avoid gluten, a great substitute for flour is rce flour. This flour will help bind the batter without using eggs. You can also find corn fritters that contain no nuts or other ingredients. If you don’t have access to a food processor, you can also use a cookie scoop.

A spoon or cookie scoop is great for shaping the batter. The batter should be fairly thin, so you can easily flip them without tearing them.

How to Make Corn Fritters without Milk

If you’re wondering how to make corn fritters without milk, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just looking for a healthier alternative to a regular corn fritter recipe, there are many ways to make these delicious snacks.

For starters, you can use a substitute for milk, such as cornmeal. You can also try using rice flour or stone ground cornmeal, which both work well as binder. 

In addition to dairy-free milk, you can also use vegetarian alternative ingredients, like zucchini. Simply shred zucchini and squeeze out excess water. You can then combine all ingredients, and bake until golden brown and crisp.

When ready to eat, simply reheat in the oven or toaster oven. However, you should note that these vegan corn fritters will not be as crispy as those made with milk. Fried cheese curds are a delicious appetizer that pairs perfectly with corn fritters.

A delicious vegan or dairy-free recipe for corn fritters is adapted from Lorna Jane’s Nourish book. Many popular cafes and restaurants serve corn fritters for breakfast.

They are great with smoked salmon, avocado, guacamole, and bacon. Whether you’re vegan or omnivore, you’ll love these fritters. Make a batch today and enjoy!

How to Make Corn Fritters Crispy

You’re probably wondering how to make corn fritters crispy. After all, corn is a starchy, high-carb food and you should get as much starch from it as possible.

However, when making corn fritters, you should not use your basic pancake batter. The water that you’ll need to fritter the corn will leech out. A few tips to make corn fritters crispy are as follows:

Fresh corn on the cob works best for fritters, but frozen or canned corn can be used if you prefer. Corn fritters can be made gluten free as well if you use a flour blend containing no gluten.

You should also use eggs and milk as they help in binding the batter and give it a savory flavor. Add a little paprika, chopped coriander leaves, or other seasonings to enhance the flavor.

To make corn fritters crispy, start by preparing the ingredients. You’ll need corn kernels, flour, baking powder, salt, and eggs. You can also add chopped cilantro and basil.

For flavor, you can use paprika, garlic powder, or salt. Fresh corn is best, but you can also use canned sweet kernel corn. Before frying, remove the ear of corn from its cob.

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