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Corn Fritters

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 eggs
  •  ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups corn, preferably fresh (cut from the cob)
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, chili pepper and cumin.
In a smaller bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then add the milk and oil, stirring slightly. Add milk
mixture to flour mixture and stir until it forms a batter. Add corn, green onions, cilantro and
cheese and stir until all ingredients are mixed well. Drop batter by heaping tablespoon into
350 F oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes in small batches of six to eight, turning fritters once. (Deep-frying
appliance should easily accommodate 2 inches of oil.) Allow oil to reach 350 F before
frying each subsequent batch. Keep fritters in warm oven until ready to serve.

Makes six servings (about 18 fritters).

Per serving:480 calories and 36 grams (g) fat.

Filed under: vegetable, fry, bread
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