dinner recipes

Easy Cheesy Corn Fritters



1 1/2 cups corn (fresh, canned, or thawed from frozen)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)

1/4 cup milk

2 eggs

2 green onions, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional for a bit of color and flavor)

Salt and pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying


Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, combine the flour, cheese, paprika (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and eggs, mixing until you have a smooth batter. Fold in the corn and green onions until well combined.


Heat the Oil: Pour enough vegetable oil into a large skillet to reach a depth of about 1/2 inch. Heat the oil over medium heat until hot. You can test if the oil is ready by dropping a small amount of batter into it; if it sizzles and begins to cook immediately, it’s ready.

Cook the Fritters: For each fritter, spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil. Flatten them slightly with the back of the spoon to form rounds. Do not overcrowd the skillet; cook the fritters in batches.

Fry Until Golden: Fry the fritters for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to flip them carefully.

Drain and Serve: Once cooked, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve the fritters warm, with dipping sauces like sour cream, salsa, or a creamy garlic sauce on the side.