Grandma’s Corn Fritters

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Experience the nostalgia of Grandma’s corn fritters recipe, a delightful blend of sweet corn and crispy goodness. An easy family-favorite recipe.

corn fritters

These corn fritters make a great summer side dish, but you can enjoy them anytime of the year since you use canned corn.

close up of corn fritters


  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • egg
  • milk
  • butter
  • corn
  • olive oil

Quick and Easy Corn Fritters

My Grandma’s recipe calls for a can of corn, but if you prefer fresh corn you just need to cook it up a bit. You could slice it off the cob or buy a bag of fresh corn. I’d bring the corn and some water to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes.

sifting flour

She recommends sifting your flour, which I did and would recommend so that you have a smooth fritter batter.

adding the rest of dry ingredients

Then add the baking powder and salt to the flour.

adding milk to egg

In a small bowl I beat the egg, then add the milk and melted butter to it. Stir until it’s combined.

batter ready for the corn

Then add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix together, and then add the drained corn kernels into the batter.

adding corn to the batter

Frying your Corn Fritters

My grandma’s recipe used vegetable oil or canola oil, I used a combo of olive oil and butter.

frying the corn fritters

When that’s melted and hot you’ll add spoonfuls of the corn fritter batter to the pan and cook on each side until golden brown.

bite of corn fritter
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Corn Fritters

Experience the nostalgia of Grandma's corn fritter recipe, a delightful blend of sweet corn and crispy goodness. An easy family-favorite recipe.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes


  • skillet / frying pan


  • ½ cup all purpose flour sifted
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp butter melted
  • cups cooked or canned whole kernel corn

For Frying

  • cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter


  • Sift flour into a medium bowl. Add the baking powder, and salt.
    adding the rest of dry ingredients
  • In a small bowl add your egg and whisk it. Add the milk and melted butter to the egg.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.
    batter ready for the corn
  • Add the corn and stir until combined.
    adding corn to the batter
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a frying pan or skillet. Turn the heat to medium. Once the butter melts and the oil and butter are starting to bubble, add heaping tablespoons of the corn fritter mixture to the pan.
    frying the corn fritters
  • Don't overcrowd your pan. I cooked 3-4 fritters at a time. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Then flip and finish the other side, cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle the hot corn fritters with a little salt.
  • Repeat the cooking process with the remainder of the batter. If you need more oil in the pan, add a little more olive oil as needed.
  • Serve warm or cold.


You can keep them warm min a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can reheat in the air fryer. Preheat to 350 and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn, fried
Servings: 10 fritters
Cost: $3

I think they are delicious just as they are, but you could serve with a dollop of sour cream. If you want you could add some chopped green onions to the batter for some additional flavor. You could also add some pepper if you want some additional kick.

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