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corn fritters

Homemade Corn Fritters

Homemade Corn Fritters are cheesy, flavor packed, crispy on the outside, and have the best sauce! These fritters can be made with fresh, canned, or even frozen corn!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 Fritters
Calories 99kcal
Author Nichole



  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper Optional
  • 1 Large Egg Beaten
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 2 ½ Cups Corn Kernels
  • 2 Green Onions Sliced
  • 2-3 Cups Vegetable or Canola Oil For Frying


  • Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning



  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cheddar, garlic, cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  • Add the beaten egg and milk to the bowl and stir just until combined.
  • Add the corn and green onion, and fold until evenly mixed.
  • Take a large baking sheet and line with two layers of paper towels then, place a wire rack on top.
  • Heat 2-3 Cups of oil (about 1 ½-2 inches deep) in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Allow the oil to heat for 5 minutes. Test the oil temperature either with a thermometer to 375 degrees OR drop ¼ teaspoon of the batter into the hot oil and when it sizzles and starts to turn golden right away, it is ready to cook.
  • Drop the batter by Tablespoonfuls into the hot oil, cooking 5-6 fritters at a time. Cook the fritters for 2 minutes, turning once. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Place the fried fritters on the prepared wire rack. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.



NOTE:  It is important to transfer the fritters to a wire rack to ensure that they come out crisp!  
NOTE:  Cook the fritters in batches of 5-6 for best results and so they come out crispy.  Don't crowd the pan.
NOTE:  If you have leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees, flipping once for 5-6 minutes until they are crisp again.


Serving: 1Fritter | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg