Deep fried corn nuggets--make 'em at home!

JERS
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the creamed corn and drained whole kernel corn. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Drop spoonfuls of the corn mixture onto the sheet, and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.

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  • Heat one inch of oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a large deep skillet, or fill a deep-fryer with oil as directed by the manufacturer.

  • Mix together the cornmeal, flour, egg white, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Dip frozen corn nuggets in the batter, and quickly fry in hot oil until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Nutrition Facts

68.3 calories; 1.2 g protein; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 0.1 mg cholesterol; 53.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
I don't know why this recipe got so many negative reviews. I made this tonight and it was delicious. I did make some slight modification to it. 2 TSP of milk I have to assume was a misprint. I added enough so the batter looked like waffle batter. I added one Tbs of sugar. This is important, I let the batter sit for 1/2 hour before I used it. If fried up perfectly. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2005
Something's wrong or missing from this recipe. If following these directions the batter turns into part paste and part powder. I tried adding more milk but wonder if dipping the corn in egg/milk then in separate bowl of flour/cornmeal would work better. This was not as I envisioned it to be. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 24
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
I don't know why this recipe got so many negative reviews. I made this tonight and it was delicious. I did make some slight modification to it. 2 TSP of milk I have to assume was a misprint. I added enough so the batter looked like waffle batter. I added one Tbs of sugar. This is important, I let the batter sit for 1/2 hour before I used it. If fried up perfectly. My whole family loved it. Read More
(94)
Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2005
Something's wrong or missing from this recipe. If following these directions the batter turns into part paste and part powder. I tried adding more milk but wonder if dipping the corn in egg/milk then in separate bowl of flour/cornmeal would work better. This was not as I envisioned it to be. Read More
(87)
Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2004
Overall this was a pain to make I had to rope my husband in to help out. The nuggets turned out fine as long as they didn't burst open/break open if that did happen they got extremly crispy and unedible. I had to add more liquid to the batter to get it to the right consistancy also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
I love this recipe! I just moved to Texas from Mississippi and all my cookbooks are in storage back home. So this was the only way I could get it. This is one of my favorite things to eat! And now I have it here with me! Thank you so much "jers" for posting this recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/09/2007
This recipe was terrible. My husband is from TX and way dying for me to make some for him. I tried on three different times changing everything I could to make it work. I even went as far as to freeze the corn mixture in ice cube trays. Nothing worked. I ended up with ONE good nugget and a bunch of soggy corn/batter patties. Oddly enough he thought those were pretty good but I have a feeling he was just trying to save my feelings. I found some pre-made frozen ones at Walmart so they're just going to have to do. Please don't waste your time trying this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
this recipe does not work. the batter just seems to paste up and doesn't stick to corn. seems like something is missing. definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone.. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2005
Maybe the liquid measurement is a typo? 2 tbls of milk just doesn't cut it...neither does 1 cup of milk which is what I ended up using to make the batter liquid enough to coat the frozen corn. But that fell apart anyway and just made a complete mess of my deep fryer. Bummer that it's the only 'corn nugget' recipe on this site..you just can't buy these frozen anymore! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2011
For my first attempt not a bad result but you'd have to try this a few times before you got restaurant quality corn nuggets. I read all the bad reviews about the batter so I used a simple beer batter instead. (1/2 cup beer 1 cup Bisquick 1 egg 1/2 tsp salt) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2007
Good start but something was missing. I played around with it and came up with something that works a little better. It should post before too long being that it is in the review process right now. But over all this is a good starting point for those wanting to make some of their own and play around with a recipe. Read More
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