Corn Fritters Recipe

Corn Fritters are a crispy and flavorful snack that’s perfect for any occasion. These fritters blend the sweetness of corn with the savory taste of Monterey Jack cheese and a hint of heat from jalapeño peppers. They make a great side dish, appetizer, or a light meal, especially when served with a fresh salad or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups corn (can be fresh, frozen and thawed, or from leftover corn on the cob)
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup milk (adjust the amount if needed for consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix these dry ingredients thoroughly to distribute the seasoning evenly.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: To the dry mixture, add one large egg, milk, and mix until you form a smooth batter. If the batter seems too thick, add a little more milk until you reach a desirable consistency.
  3. Incorporate Vegetables and Cheese: Stir in the finely chopped green onion, minced jalapeño, corn, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese into the batter. Ensure everything is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  4. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. The oil should cover the bottom of the pan and be hot enough that a small drop of batter sizzles upon contact.
  5. Cook the Fritters: Scoop about a tablespoon of the batter for each fritter and drop it into the hot oil. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon or spatula. Fry each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve: Once cooked, transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. Serve them warm with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or your favorite creamy dip.


These Corn Fritters offer a delightful mix of textures and flavors, making them a hit in any setting. They’re easy to make and can be customized with different cheeses or added spices according to your taste preferences. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or just want a tasty snack, these corn fritters are sure to satisfy. Enjoy the combination of crispy edges, soft centers, and the flavorful burst of cheese and jalapeño with each bite!