Rating: 4.46 stars
791 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 499
  • 4 star values: 204
  • 3 star values: 55
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 13

Nothing warms up a cool night like a plateful of old-time corn fritters! Dig in, these are delicious!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen fritters
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat together egg, milk, and melted shortening; stir into flour mixture. Mix in the corn kernels.

  • Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.

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

133 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 17.5mg; sodium 224.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (814)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2003
I added two tablespoons of sugar, otherwise they were great. Since I had the oil already hot, I made apple fritters with the same mixture and replacing the corn and adding the tablespoons of sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
Very good served with real maple syrup. I think next time I will cut back a little on the amount of corn, but that is just my personal preferance. Read More
(61)
791 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 499
  • 4 star values: 204
  • 3 star values: 55
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2003
I added two tablespoons of sugar, otherwise they were great. Since I had the oil already hot, I made apple fritters with the same mixture and replacing the corn and adding the tablespoons of sugar. Read More
(397)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
These were great! I let the batter sit for a half hour on the counter. Fritters came out perfect. I followed the 1/4 cup sugar and honey topping recommendations. Deep fried in small batches. A throwback to my youth. YUM! Many thanks!!! Read More
(294)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
This recipe is really good with crab meat and parmesan instead of corn. Just like fritters at a cajun joint I like to hang at. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
I had something called "corn dippers" once at Burger King and really, really loved it. Unfortunately it was a special promotional offer and was soon discontinued. For years I dreamt of these corn dipper things and even contemplated writing to Burger King to ask for the recipe. Well finally I found this recipe for corn fritters and tried it. I was a bit nervous as I had never deep-fried before (but I just filled a small frying pan with about 1 cm of oil and did it that way). Both my boyfriend and I agree that these corn fritters are better than the ones we had at Burger King. I'm so, so happy that I found this recipe. Thanks, Joan! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
Very good served with real maple syrup. I think next time I will cut back a little on the amount of corn, but that is just my personal preferance. Read More
(61)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
Mine did not come out very well. I was expecting them to be sweeter. Next time I will probably use less corn and more sweeteners or go in the opposite direction and add spices and jalepeno peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2002
These were a hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Did everything except the can of corn... instead I added 4 oz cooked chopped broccoli, 1/4 cup diced onion, 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar and 1 tsp garlic powder, voila broccoli fritter. Yummmy. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
Delicious and very easy. I always serve with fried fish, great side for that. I sometimes don't have any eggs, and a few times I used an easy replacement (2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder) and the fritters came out exactly the same as they do when I use an egg. Read More
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