Deep-Fried Corn

This deep-fried corn is a simple, easy, and different way to fix corn on the cob. We enjoyed this at a fish fry that we recently attended.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 ears


  • 12 ears fresh corn, husks and silks removed

  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place 6 ears of corn into the hot oil and fry until they start to turn brown on the ends, turning at least once during cooking time, about 5 minutes total. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining ears. Serve immediately with butter, salt, and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

You may serve with margarine instead of butter.

Cut large ears of corn in half; small ears don't need to be cut. Cooking times may vary depending on how hot your oil is and how large the ears of corn are.

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 (per serving)

176 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 244mg 5%

* 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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