Cheesy Fresh Corn Fritters!

We used to eat at this little restaurant that served corn nuggets as an appetizer.  They were these wonderful little nuggets made of corn, cornmeal and cheese and then deep fried and served with a ranch dipping sauce.  This recipe for corn fritters reminds of those corn nugget appetizers.   These could be served as an appetizer or a side and they are really good with fried fish or seafood instead of hush puppies.   Here is what you will need:


1 cup fresh corn kernels (I cut off 2 ears for this or if you don't have fresh corn you could use frozen niblets)
1 cup chopped sweet onion ( I used Vidalia)
3 Tbs. butter
1  1/2 cups self rising corn meal
1//2 cup of flour
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's)
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Oil for deep frying

Cut off about two ears of fresh corn and chop the onion.

Melt the butter in a skillet, add the corn and onion and saute until the onion is just tender.

Mix cornmeal, flour, seasonings, sugar, eggs, and buttermilk until well mixed.  Add the corn and onion mixture and mix.  Add in the cheese last.  The mixture should be thick, but as it sits it will get tighter, if it gets too thick add just a tad of water.

Heat the oil in your deep fryer or pan to 375 degrees.  I use canola oil, you can use vegetable oil or peanut oil also.  Drop the fritters by about a tablespoon at a time.  You can use a cookie scoop or I use my small ice cream scoop and just dip about a tablespoon full.  Let them brown on each side, you will probably need to roll them over once to get them even and then remove to let drain on a paper towel lined plate.


  1. These look wonderful! What tasty little bites they'd make! I've pinned the recipe. Thanks.

    1. I hope you enjoy them. My husband liked them better than hush puppies and he loves hush puppies.

  2. We had a local chicken place that served these in their dinners and boy did this town miss them when a 4 lane highway was built right where their building much for progress, haha! :)
    I'm gonna try these hoping they freeze well as I live alone. Might try these for the Basketball Playoffs and Finals! Thanks......... :)

  3. We don't like spicy too well is Cajun spicy ? If so is there a substitute ? I would really love to try these :)

    1. Cajun seasoning does have some red pepper in it so it is a little spicy. Substitute seasoned salt for it.



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