Spicy Corn Fritters

Spicy Corn Fritters

Isn't nature funny? For example, take corn & rains - who would have thought that such an unlikely pair would go so well together, but a bite of grilled corn on the cob on a rainy day is one of the best simple pleasures of life :) And the numbers prove that corn is one of the best-loved foods across the globe - did you know that the world consumes almost a thousand million metric tons of corn every year... that's a LOT Of corn! We all know a hundred ways to eat corn but my all-time favorite are these Spicy Corn Fritters. I prepare them by spicing up corn kernels with jalapenos & mixing them with veggies to enrich their flavor. These golden-brown, crispy corn patties are so scrumptious that you will be forgiven for stuffing yourself to the brim & still wanting more. You can pile up these delicious patties on your plate & eat them on their own, or dip them in your favorite sweet chilli sauce for a extra dash of zestiness. They look so lovely too - the golden corn kernels look like little drops of yellow sunshine sticking to each other, and who can resist a bite of the sun :)

Spicy Corn Fritters are a cook's dream - they are really easy-to-make with basic ingredients & ready in a jiffy, but provide the savory, tantalizing flavors and nutrients that will have everyone praising your cooking skills. These Spicy Corn Fritters are egg-free & dairy-free, so they are perfect for people on a restricted diet. They are great for every season & for every occasion - serve them for breakfast, as a side dish for dinner, as appetizers for parties, or pack them in your kids' lunchboxes to score my-mom's-the-best points from your kids. So if you have been thinking of your next great recipe, try these Spicy Corn Fritters today & take a bite of delicious sunshine :)


Yield : 11 Pcs

1 1/2 cup Frozen Corn (thawed)
1/3 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
1/3 cup diced Green Onion
2 tsp minced Ginger
1 minced Jalapeno
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro (Coriander) Leaves
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour
3 tbsp Rice Flour
1 tbsp Hot sauce or to taste; optional
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Oil for pan frying

How to make Spicy Corn Fritters

  1. Pulse the corn in a food processor (6-7 pulses), just enough to get lightly mashed corn (some pieces will get lightly mashed & some will remain whole).
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients (except oil) & stir until just combined.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat & coat the surface with a tablespoon of oil. 
  4. Once the oil is hot, spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons of corn batter into the pan, Using a spatula, lightly press down the batter to flatten into a cake (about 3/4 inch thickness). Repeat the process with the remaining batter, working in batches of 3 or 4, leaving about 1 inch space between the fritters in the pan.
  5. Cook until the bottom turns a rich golden-brown (takes about 2-3 minutes). Flip over and cook the other side until golden-brown (another 2-3 minutes). Add oil to the skillet as needed.
  6. Drain the fritters on paper towel. Serve immediately with  sweet chilli sauce.

Be careful as the fritters will likely splatter a bit while cooking. So, either use a screen splatter guard, or wear long sleeved clothes while cooking.


  1. I haven't tried these yet, but a friend linked to your recipe on FaceBook, and I have to say that these fritters looks really delicious and quite easy to make; thank you for sharing! I'll be trying these out within the next week or two.

    1. Michelle, sorry for the late reply! Thank you for liking the recipe, I do hope you get to try them (if you haven't already) - they are indeed delish :) Let me know how they turn out! Happy Cooking ~ Nids