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How to make the best tasting vegetarian/vegan corn fritters.

Updated on July 24, 2013

Fresh Sweetcorn.

Ear of fresh sweetcorn.
Ear of fresh sweetcorn.

Corn fritters are cheap and easy to make.

Corn fritters not only taste good but they are cheap, simple and very quick to make. They are perfect on their own as a snack or as a side dish for a main meal. These vegetarian friendly corn fritters have a wonderful sweet buttery taste and are so easy to make they are childs play. In fact, in my house I always left the children to get on with making these and just stepped in to help with the cooking.

These tasty little corn fritters go great with barbecue food and can be cooked ahead of time, wrapped in foil in stacks of three or four and then reheated on the grill at the last moment. They take about five minutes to warm through.

Canned or frozen sweetcorn work just as well as fresh.

You can use any type of sweetcorn for these fritters, fresh, canned or frozen, they all work just as well. Sweetcorn is a great vegetable that not only tastes good but it does you good too.It is a powerful antioxidant and as sweetcorn cooks it releases high levels of ferulic acid which can help to battle cancer.

If you want to make these vegan friendly then use an egg substitute instead of real egg.

Corn fritter recipe.


150g plain flour.

1/2 tsp baking powder.

Pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

1 large egg, beaten.

130ml room temperature water.

Approx 350g sweetcorn.

At this point you can add a little extra flavouring, if you like. For example - a couple of sliced spring onions, a little chopped red, green and yellow pepper, diced mushroom or even some curry powder or paste etc.


Mix everything together well and add a little more flour if the mixture seems too runny, or a little lemon juice if it seems too stiff. Heat a some oil in a heavy based pan over a medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of the corn fritter mixture into the pan and fry, turning until they are golden brown on both sides. Don't try to cook too many of them at one time, three or four in a large frying pan is enough. Drain the corn fritters on some kitchen paper or a clean T-towel. Keep the fritters hot in a warm oven until you are ready to serve. These corn fritters go great with a nice hot dish like Jambalaya, find my own tried and tested recipe here.

Corn fritters in soup.

Baby corn fritters.

You can use this recipe to make tiny, little corn fritters, try frying a teaspoonful of the mixture for a couple of minutes each side. These can then be used to float on the top of soups in place of croutons.

They go really well with corn chowde,r or something like leek and potato soup. Children also love these little fritters on their own as a snack, with a tomato sauce or a little salsa to dip them in. I hope you enjoy these corn fritters as much as we all do in my family.

For many more vegetarian and vegan recipes, tips and ideas please take the time to visit my blog.


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    GALAXY 59 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks for commenting, Nicoal. I am so glad that you both enjoyed this recipe. I love these too.

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    Nicoal 5 years ago

    Thank You for this recipe! It was finger-licking good. I modified it a bit with GF flour since I am gluten-intolerant and egg replacer since I am vegan. My partner and I are both vegan and love Southern food so we cooked up some of these fritters with breaded tofu and steamed collard greens! A perfect meal! :)