This is a terrific sweet corn nugget recipe that can be fried or baked. Very simple to make and less messy than other nugget recipes. Great side item! Enjoy!



Original recipe yields 75 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix corn, cornmeal, flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl until it forms a paste. If the mixture is runny, add equal amounts of flour and cornmeal to reach a paste-like consistency.

  • Cover a sheet of waxed paper with a light dusting of flour. Place a tablespoon of the corn mixture on the waxed paper and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more flour to the wax paper as needed.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Place batches of nuggets into the hot oil and fry until golden, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Cook's Note:

For baking: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Bake nuggets until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. You must flip after 5 minutes to achieve even baking on each side.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 78.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition