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Stack of cheesy corn fritters topped with sour cream.
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Cheesy Corn Fritters

Cheesy Corn Fritters. These easy to make fritters are loaded up with fresh corn, flavor, and most importantly cheese! Fried in a small amount of olive oil, these fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of summer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 fritters
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Serene



  • 3 cups corn kernels fresh is best. Can use frozen or canned also
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded, membranes removed, diced
  • juice from 1/2 a lime 1 tablespoon
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Add the corn to a large bowl. If using fresh corn, cut all the kernels off the cob. If using canned or frozen check notes at bottom of recipe.
  • Add in the diced green cilantro, green onion, diced jalapeno, and squeeze in the lime juice from 1/2 a lime.
  • In a small bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, chili powder and stir to combine.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the corn. Stir to mix together.
  • Pour in the beaten eggs, milk, and cheese. Stir to combine. Will be a thick batter.
  • Heat a pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil, we just need to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Place a scoop of the corn fritter batter, about a 1/4 cup amount  into the hot oil. Press the batter down to compact it, and press the sides in to help create a patty shape using a rubber spatula.
  • Let the fritters cook in the oil for about 2-3 minutes, you will see the edges starting to turn golden. Then carefully using a spatula flip the corn fritters over to cook the other side. Once both sides are golden brown then remove from the pan and set on a tray lined with a paper towel to absorb any extra oil.
  • At this point you can sprinkle with any extra salt or pepper you may want.
  • Serve the fritters warm. They are excellent with a little sour cream, salsa, and a squeeze of lime juice.



If using canned corn, pat the corn dry with a paper towel prior to following the recipe.
If using frozen corn, the corn should be thawed and patted dry with a paper towel.


Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 2g