Oct 222016
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This time of year I always seem to crave my grandmother’s cooking a little more than any other.  Fall is when we were working on the farm and she always made sure the kitchen was full of anything and everything you could possibly want to eat.

Best-ever corn fritters recipe from my Gram's kitchen to yours. They're extra yummy served with a little maple syrup for drizzling.

Fall is also the gateway to holiday cooking and baking.  That meant warm, hearty dinners and appetizers, cookies and brownies, fudge and donuts.

One other thing she made frequently during the fall was corn fritters.  Little bites of golden brown corn-filled dough soon to be covered in rich maple syrup.  Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine is!

Gram’s Corn Fritters Recipe

Best-ever corn fritters recipe from my Gram's kitchen to yours. They're extra yummy served with a little maple syrup for drizzling.This post contains affiliate links.

My husband had never actually had corn fritters so I was excited to try and recreate my grandmother’s recipe for him.

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Best-Ever Corn Fritters Recipe
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  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • oil, for frying
  • maple syrup, optional
  1. Mix all ingredients together to form a wet dough.
  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer to 365.
  3. Drop by small spoonfuls into oil and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until deep golden brown.
  4. Remove to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  6. Serve warm.

I use a small cookie scoop to drop the batter to help keep them uniform in size for even cooking.  Regardless of method used, don’t make your scoops too big or the corn fritters will burn on the outside before they cook through on the inside.

Best-ever corn fritters recipe from my Gram's kitchen to yours. They're extra yummy served with a little maple syrup for drizzling.

Hubs ended up loving them as much as I do which made me really happy.  Each fried bite is like a little bite of love and I enjoy being able to pass those special recipes on to my own family.

Corn fritters make a great appetizer or they pair really nicely with most any meal.  And yes, I have eaten a bowl as a meal by itself.  Go ahead and do the same, I won’t tell!

Best-ever corn fritters recipe from my Gram's kitchen to yours. They're extra yummy served with a little maple syrup for drizzling.

I usually don’t like when a recipe claims to be “world’s best” or whatever.  But my Gram’s recipe is slightly different than other corn fritters recipes I’ve seen.  I really do find these to be the best of any I’ve ever been served.  I hope you like them, too!

Have you tried corn fritters? What do you like to serve them with?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  49 Responses to “Corn Fritters Recipe From My Gram’s Kitchen to Yours”

  1. I’ve never made any, but remember eating great ones at the El Encanto restaurant in Azusa, California. They always served them between the salad and entree. It was unique. Sadly this classic steakhouse is long gone. Margy

  2. I’m going to have to try these; just had corn fritters for the first time this Sept. We went on vacation to South Carolina and I was encouraged to try them by my aunt and uncle who live in the south. I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed them since I am not usually a fan of anything much that even remotely resembles cornbread.

  3. Hi Liza, I haven’t had corn fritters in a long time but they are very tasty! Thanks for reminding me of them. Glad your husband like them and that they remind you of your grandmother. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  4. I love corn fritters! I don’t think I’ve ever made them before, but your recipe looks super simple. I’ll be pinning this for later

    • It’s just mix & drop – super-easy, my favorite kind of recipe! If you get a chance to try it, I’d love to hear how they turn out for you. :)

  5. Grandma’s recipe is always best! These look delicious. I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. Oh yum, these sound so good!

  7. These sound and look to die for!!! :)

  8. I haven’t had corn fritters in YEARS! Like 30+. But they were a big favorite when I was a kid growing up. I’ve bookmarked these and will make them one of these days when I have my great niece and great nephews. It’ll be fun to pass on the favorite.

  9. Ooh, looks so yummy! I love corn fritters.
    Found your blog via Creative Muster

  10. YUM! These sound amazing…pinned!! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. These look so yummy!!! I love fritters

  12. Your Corn Fritters look fantastic and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. mm these look great!

  14. Liza,
    I haven’t had these in a long time and the ladies at my church are having a girls holiday sleepover next month so I’m going to try this recipe. They look really good and I’m sure the ladies will enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Yummy!!! These look so good!!! Can’t wait to try!!!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Liza!

  16. This recipe looks amazing! Family recipes are the best! Visiting from the blog hop. Check out my fantastic Lemon Zucchini Coconut bread later if you are in the baking mood!

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  18. I made these for dinner tonight! Awesome Corn Fritters! So light and fluffy! These are keepers!

  19. I made these a few times… we love them but my family loves the corn crunch type so I just added a can of whole kernel instead and same outcome :-) thank you.

  20. I am now 57 years old and I remember making them in my 7 th grade homemaking class….. that was the first and last time I ever made them….. you have motivated me to try to make them….thanks.

  21. I made the corn fritters and they taste amazing. They remind me of fried cornbread. I was just wondering how long do they last?

    • Hi Serena! Sorry that I just saw this. I honestly am not sure how long they would last. We normally just make enough for the meal we’re having, though I do remember occasionally having them at my Gram’s for breakfast the next morning after a sleepover.

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  23. I love corn fritters, and your’s are wonderful!!I Especially like dipping them in the syrup. Thank you for the recipe.

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  25. I am about to try these out now. They look amazing and very easy to make. Thank you so much for the recipe. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  26. Is that All purpose flour or self rising?

  27. wow … came across this recipe this evening. I was going to make a corn bread, but I’m not one to have cornmeal in the house… like, never. But I did have all these ingredients and decided to make these. They’re fabulous! And just like I remember my own mom making! Thank you for a wonderful, easy, fast, and unbelievably delicious recipe .. with ingredients I usually have on hand. Needless to say … the rest of my meal will be leftovers because I have to finish these!

  28. Hi Lisa!
    I have sone frozen cotn i need to use. I eonder if i can use it ibstead of the creamed corn ( anf if needed increased the milk to get the right batter texture). Thanks! Imma

    • Hi Imma! I’ve only ever used creamed corn, as that’s what my gram always used. I would maybe test one fritter before adding any milk, and then just add a small amount to the batter until you get the consistency you’re looking for.

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