Corn Fritters


Corn fritters! Nothing warms up a cool night like a plateful of these old-time treats. Dig in, they're delicious!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 cups oil for frying

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon shortening, melted

  • 1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained


  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat egg, milk, and melted shortening together in a small bowl. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir in corn.

  3. Working in batches, drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry until golden.

  4. Remove fritters with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

    Corn Fritters on a white plate
    Jim Morehand

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 211mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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