As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy your corn this season!

As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy fresh corn this season!

Corn season is in full swing and if you’re anything like me, you can’t help but stop at every stand in sight… and then get some more when you hit the grocery store. Of course, you invariably find yourself with an overage of corn that you’re not quite sure what to do with.

I remember when I was a kid, I used to love corn on the cob so much, I could’ve very well lived off nothing but that from mid-July all the way through September. Now that I’m a grown up, I like to find “fancier”, more interesting things to do with my corn.

Well, let me tell you, these corn fritters right here, they’re my new favorite thing to do with all this beautiful fresh corn, like, EVER!

As easy to prepare (and to reheat!) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little guys definitely make for a different and super enjoyable way to enjoy fresh corn this season! You can have them any time of day and with just about anything. They are particularly brilliant alongside a couple of pan fried eggs in the morning, or next to your favorite grilled meat or fish.

Heck, they’re so good, I think I would whip up a batch just so I could munch on ’em…

Refreshingly delicious and pleasantly spicy, this Chili Lime Corn Salad is so crazy good and tasty, you'll never again wonder what to do with your leftover corn.

To make them, you must first get those kernels off their cobs… (although I suppose if corn weren’t in season, you could very well use frozen, instead)

I borrowed a picture from this Chili Lime Corn Salad recipe to show you a neat little trick to do that quickly and efficiently and without sending kernels flying all over the kitchen. The only difference is this time, you don’t even have to cook the corn first. HA! Even better!

All you need is a bundt or tube pan: place the ear of corn straight up in the pan’s chimney (the hole will hold it securely in place), and then, with a sharp knife, cut the kernels off from top to bottom: they will fall right into the pan!

Brilliant, isn’t it? I personally love it!

Corn Fritters by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Once the corn has been dealt with, put half the kernels, an egg, some corn starch, whole wheat flour (or cornmeal if you want to keep this gluten free), heavy cream, salt and cayenne pepper in the bowl of your food processor.

Corn Fritters by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Put the lid on and process on high until a fairly thick batter forms.

Corn Fritters by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Now remove the blade and stir in the rest of the corn kernels as well as the chopped green onions.

Corn Fritters by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet set over medium heat, then drop the batter into the hot pan by heaping tablespoons (I like to use my trusty spring-loaded cookie scoop) about 4 to 6 at a time depending on the size of your skillet.

Corn Fritters by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

Fry until a lightly golden crust forms, about 45 seconds to 1 minute, then flip very delicately and fry the other side for about the same time, until golden.

As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy fresh corn this season!

Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate and repeat with the remaining batter; add a little bit more oil to the pan with each new batch, or as necessary.

Serve without delay, garnished with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, sliced green onions, fresh corn kernels and a dash of cayenne.

Oh, one last thing before I go: if you should have any leftovers, reheat them the exact same way you just cooked them, except it’ll be a lot easier this time… and the reheated fritters will be just as good, if not better!

As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy fresh corn this season!

As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy fresh corn this season!
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Fresh Corn Fritters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
As easy to prepare (and to reheat) as they are delicious to eat, these cute little corn fritters sure are a different way to enjoy your corn this season!
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Optional garnish

  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Fresh corn kernels
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Put half the corn kernels, egg, corn starch, flour or cornmeal, heavy cream, salt and cayenne in the bowl of your food processor. Process on high until a batter forms.
  • Remove the blade and stir in the rest of the corn kernels as well as the green onions.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet set over medium heat, then drop the batter into the hot pan by heaping tablespoons (I like to use my trusty spring-loaded cookie scoop) about 4 to 6 at a time depending on the size of your skillet. Fry until a lightly golden crust forms, about 45 seconds to 1 minute, then flip very delicately and fry the other side for about the same time, until golden.
  • Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate and repeat with the remaining batter. Add a little bit more oil to the pan with each new batch, or as necessary.
  • Serve without delay, garnished with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream, sliced green onions, fresh corn kernels and a dash of cayenne.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 179mg, Potassium: 67mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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