Spicy Sweet Corn Fritters

Try these wonderful sweet and slightly spicy corn fritters! Such easy prep! The batter is thin but puffs up nicely into a tender fritter full of sweet corn, bits of onion and sweet and spicy peppers and a bit of melty cheese! Use the sauce/dip recipe included or feel free to use any sauce you like and have on hand! Just a few minutes from cob to pan and a few more to cook!

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total Time: 21-30 min
  • Yield: 18 Fritters 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove top


Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups Sweet Corn Niblets – Fresh-sliced from the cob, 10 oz. (283g) Frozen or canned (drained well)
  • 2 Green Onions (Spring Onions), white and light green parts, thin sliced
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped, jarred sweet and spicy peppers such as Peppadew or Sweet and Spicy Jalapenos
  • 1/3 cup (80g) Shredded or grated hard cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar, but any firm cheese you like would be good)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) Whole Milk
  • 4 Tbsp (31g) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) Cornstarch (Cornflour)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (13g) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp (60ml) Vegetable or Canola oil, plus more, as needed

Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt


  1. Combine the Fresh Ingredients: In a Medium Bowl, mix together the corn niblets, sliced green onions, chopped peppers, cheese. Mix in the lightly beaten eggs and milk, and stir until incorporated.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk the Flour, Cornstarch, Baking Powder, Sugar, Salt and Pepper.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the mixed fresh ingredients. Stir until well-distributed. The mixture won’t look much like a batter at this point, rather just some lightly-coated ingredients. The small amount of batter will seem thin in consistency, so be sure to stir a bit as you scoop, just to make sure the amount is uniform across all fritters.
  4. Heat a large saute pan over Medium heat. Add the oil. When it begins to shimmer, drop 2 Tbsp-size dollops of the corn mixture into the hot oil. (You’ll want to stir your ingredients every few scoops to distribute the thin batter.) Once your pan is full, gently press the fritters with the back of a spoon or silicone spatula gently to flatten. Cook until bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the fritters and continue cooking until second side is also dark golden, another 2-3 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack set over a sheet pan to drain. 
  5. Make or serve with a dip. I made a dip by squeezing a half lime and a pinch of salt into about 1/2 cup sour cream. Feel free to use Mayonnaise, or Plain greek yogurt. 
  6. See Note for instructions for reheating leftover fritters.


  1. Leftovers? Just cover and refrigerate. To reheat, place on sheetpan in 350F oven 9-10 minutes!


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