7 Perfect Corn Fritter Recipes You Need to Master

The perfect way to use up the last of that sweet summer corn.
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Baked or fried, these fritters are a crowd pleaser, and a great way to use up the last of the summer corn.

We owe our corn fritter legacy to the Deep South, where corn fritters were first popularized in the United States. However, the idea of pairing our favorite starch with hot oil isn’t unfamiliar to other cultures. Indians make pakoras, Indonesians fry bakwan jagung, and Thai people produce tod man khao pod.

With America producing more corn than any other country in the world, it is no surprise that corn fritters have become a popular dish in all regions of the country. Let’s celebrate this delectable dish that can be enjoyed baked, pan-fried, or (my favorite) deep-fried to a crisp gold brown.

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Corn is the most versatile summer vegetable. Just add your favorite dips and spices to change these treats from sweet to spicy. If you’re worried about all the deep-frying, try baking any of these fritters on a lightly greased baking sheet or lightly frying them in a pan. Here we share recipes that celebrate the best corn has to offer with a list of fritters that will make using up the last of that sweet summer corn a snap.

Aussie Sweet Corn Breakfast Fritters with Avocado & Arugula Salad & Sweet Chili Jam

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This Aussie breakfast dish combines sweet corn, spicy pepper jam, and rich avocado for a balanced flavor. These pan-fried fritters are great way to start the day or perfect for an afternoon snack.

For the Aussie Sweet Corn Breakfast Fritters with Avocado & Arugula Salad & Sweet Chili Jam recipe, click here.

Andouille Sausage Corn Fritters

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Smoky paprika and Andouille sausage give these Andouille Sausage Corn Fritters a distinctly Creole kick. Serve them with a light salad or with a bowl of gumbo — either way, these fritters will quickly become a favorite.

For the Andouille Sausage Corn Fritters recipe, click here.


Angela Carlos is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @angelaccarlos.