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How to Make Bakwan/Perkedel Jagung. Easy Indonesian Corn Fritter Recipe

Updated on March 25, 2013
Corn Fritter/Perkedel jagung
Corn Fritter/Perkedel jagung | Source

Bakwan/Perkedel Jagung

Are you looking for easy appetizer or snack recipe ? I think I have one that you may like. If you like corn and fritters then you may like bakwan jagung or some people call it as perkedel jagung. This term refers to Indonesian style corn fritter. This crispy and savory fritter is all the time favorite. It is easy to make, delicious and very affordable to make.

Here is my easy bakwan jagung recipe. Add your favorite vegetables to your liking such as carrot and cabbage. Some people like to add kemiri or candle nuts to give nutty taste. This recipe is open to any adjustment. Even you can add your favorite spices. You just need few minutes of work to transform simple corn into special treat for the whole family. . Spend your quality family time with this crunchy, crispy savory finger snack. Enjoy

Corn fritter
Corn fritter | Source
Corn fritter
Corn fritter | Source

What You Need for Fixing Bakwan Jagung


1 cup fresh corn kernels or canned,

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

1/3 cup flour

2 scallions, finely chopped

Canola oil for deep frying

Dipping sauce:

3 tbsp sriracha chili sauce or chili garlic sauce

 3 tbsp water

1 tsp sugar

How to Fix Bakwan Jagung

  1. Use mini food processor to chop 1/2 cup of corn into coarse mass.
  2. In a mixing bowl, place coarsely chopped coconut, whole kernels corn, water, flour, cornstarch, egg, flour, sugar, and scallions. Mix and stir to create a thick batter. You can add additional 1 tsp flour at a time if it is too thin. Set aside to rest about 30 minutes.
  3. For dipping sauce, place all of the ingredients on a small bowl. Mix and stir until sugar dissolves. Taste and adjust to your likings. Add more sugar, water or salt or chili sauce according to your taste.
  4. In a pot or wok, pour oil to a dept of about 1-inch and heat it over medium-high until it reach 350 F or you can test it with a bamboo chopstick. Stand it in the oil and if some small bubbles gather on the surface around the chopstick then the oil is ready.
  5. Scoop about 1 tbsp batter and gently put it into the hot oil. Cook just as many as will fit in the wok without crowding it. Turning the fritters once and fry them until crisp, puffed and golden brown. It will take about 3 minutes. Use a skimmer and scoop out the fritters to the towel-lined dish to drain.
  6. When it warm, transfer to serving platter and serve it with dipping sauce.

Perkedel Jagung Recipe


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    • jojokaya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      @Angela Brummer: thanks

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 

      7 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh yummy! Beautiful hub! Great pictures, video and instructions!


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