Easy fresh sweetcorn fritters

    35 min

    These sweetcorn fritters call for fresh sweetcorn, eggs and a dash of cayenne pepper to make a delightful summer side dish with a touch of heat.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 3 egg whites
    • 250g fresh sweetcorn kernels
    • 3 egg yolks, beaten
    • 30g sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 dash cayenne pepper
    • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Beat egg whites in a clean glass or metal bowl until stiff peaks form.
    2. Mix sweetcorn, egg yolks, flour, salt and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl; fold beaten egg whites into the sweetcorn mixture.
    3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop corn mixture into hot oil by the tablespoonful in several spots without crowding the pan; cook until browned and set, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining mixture.

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    You have to be careful mixing this one. The flour and egg yolks would really love to make an unusable lump of dough in the bowl with the corn, salt, pepper and cayenne. Fortunately, I used frozen corn and the little bit of moisture from that was enough to turn the dough lump into a smooth paste. The stiff whipped egg whites folded in nicely and the fritter had a really nice loft. I used to work in an old Chinese take-out restaurant, and the smell of these frying reminded my strongly of egg foo-yung. The flavor was pretty good, and the fritters developed a nice, thin crust. Not crunchy, but there was texture. I wish I had some scallions to slice and add to the fritter batter. I did add about 2 tablespoons of fresh, chopped dill weed, and a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (too lazy to mince 2 cloves). Overall, we liked this recipe.  -  07 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Easy make and delicious. I use Shrimp and add green onion instead of corn.  -  28 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Best corn fritters we have ever made.  -  21 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)