Corn Fritters

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Servings: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/4 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2   large eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1   (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained
Vegetable oil, for frying





Heat oil to 325 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal mix, flour, sugar, and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk and eggs. Add milk mixture to cornmeal mixture, stirring well. Stir in butter and corn.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven, or use a deep fryer. Drop by tablespoons into hot oil. Cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

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Mother used to make these except she made them like patties. Thanks for sharing

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By cindy chesky on September 15, 2013


Just purchased set of your speckled green cookware. My daughter bought the red. We support you! We love your recipes. Thanks!

By Pauline McMackin on August 31, 2013


Love to watch Paula,s FWN show she does lots of real southern cooking, and everyone loves Southern cooking, it is the best ,I know cause I,m a 90 year old southern girl. L. Carlton

By Anonymous on April 07, 2013


I love corn fritters. Can't wait to try your recipe!!

By Sherry Herod on March 02, 2013


My mom made fried cornbread with a doughnut hole in the center. She used cornmeal, salt, and egg. She fried it on top of the stove in an old iron fry pan in extremely hot grease. That's the limit of the family's knowledge of mom's secret recipe. I am seeking the details of that old recipe. Would greatly appreciate any help that you could provide. Thank you, Rhett

By Rhett Wright on July 17, 2012


Made these tonight for the family. The only change I made was after they had cooled a bit I sprinkled confectioners sugar on top. They were excellent!

By Missy on June 27, 2012


Going to try the Corn Fritters very soon, they look sooooooo good.

By Glynda P. Chambers on May 15, 2012


When my husband told me HE wanted to cook dinner I KNEW I could count on Paula to provide a wonderful but easy recipe for him to follow so I pointed him to the Corn Fritters! Sure enough! They were so delicious, very simple to make and yes, he did it all on his own! So proud of him and Paula, thank you for your visits to our dinner table via your fantastic recipes and my Paula Deen cookware. You're my inspiration every time I step into my kitchen!

By Kim on April 01, 2012


Just wanted to show my continued support for you and your shows. Jealousy has a ugly way of rearing its ugly head. You are blessed and are needed. To say your cooking is responsible for anything other than great memories and comfort is rediculous. We are responsible for all of our actions and as ou point out, everything in moderation. My grandmother cooked he same way you do and she lived until she was almost 90! And no, she didn't have heart disease or diabetes. So, please continue doing what you do. We all love you and support you. God bless and remember--favor ain't fair but it sure feels fabulous. Happy cooking!

By Dani on February 05, 2012


Hi paula i love your show and watcyh it all the time and have made menny of your dishes and love them . keep up the good work and always remember were here to support you and don't let the people out there get you down cause the bottom line is no one has to watch your show and then make your dishes . we are responsable for our own health not you . love you and your family .

By connie smith on January 24, 2012


Well hello you all from PA ! ! What a great way to eat corn! My freezer is just filled with fresh corn, right off the cob. We have eaten corn bread, corn pudding, corn soup and just plain corn with butter. I had to find another way of eating corn. Came across this great receipe for corn fritters, and the family loved it. They have even asked if I would consider making a few dozen for Christmas. Paula has once again, proven to be a crowd pleaser with her yummy receipes. This may sound a little corny, but keep up the good work!

By Deborah Moskowitz on December 18, 2011


I made a batch of these and they are divine! My husband has never had real southern cooking and so I knew this would be a good one to try on him, he'd never heard of such a thing. I love sharing my southern heritage with a northern Californian. He's not a big sweet food fan, so I had him dab them in some of his habanero sauce and loved them. He ate so many he lost count, stuffed his face! Then made sure I saved the left overs and had more today. Great warmed up in the microwave on medium heat for 40 seconds, it turns them warm enough to eat without making them mush. So we get to enjoy them for a few days more! Easy to make and fry up. Great with grilled ribs. Just wonderful! Thank you Paula for sharing your love of cooking with us.

By Anita Johnson on October 14, 2011


I love watching your show, and if ever I come your way I would dearly love to meet up with you. I try to make your recipes but unfortunately some of the ingredients are hard to find. Just one question, Paula - in all the cookery programmes I watch the meat is not washed.... is it pre-washed before the show?? Keep strong and may god be with you and your family. xx

By Demi Antoniou on September 28, 2011


Hi Paula Love you website.. and thank you so much. I have looked for along time for a corn fritter recipe, and I found it in 2 seconds on your site. my husbands grandma use to make them. and she has long passed. So thank you for bringing alittle bit of his child back to him threw these great fritters. sincerly yours Linda

By Linda on August 30, 2011


paula thanks for your cooking tips Im not a cook but my husband is . When we first got married i made something that was good he told his mother it looked like some one got sick in the pan . ive gotten better with my cooking since then thank to time .But really thanks for your postive attitude and you r show. love ya rhonda

By rhonda lynn harrell on July 24, 2011


I'm going to try this recipe with some Jalapena peppers!

By Diana Scott on July 09, 2011


Dear Paula, I saw your show on the Food network channel and you where makeing these Corn Fritters, OMG I just had to write down this recipe! I can't wait to try it. Thanks I will copie more..5/10/2011 Teresa

By Teresa on May 10, 2011


my name is janiece, i am from iowa, i recently tried making deep fried mushrooms & the batter mix i used turned out soggy after they were cooked, do u have any suggestions on a good batter mix 2 use?

By Anonymous on March 28, 2011


I saw you make blackeyed pea fritters. I made them once for my family and they loved them. I have lost the recipe and was wondering if you could send it to me. thank you much

By sherri arsenault on January 14, 2011

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