Cheesy Corn Fritters

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These easy to make fritters are loaded up with fresh corn, flavor, and most importantly cheese! Fried in a small amount of olive oil, these fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of summer!

What are Corn Fritters?

Fritters are small fried cakes, corn fritters are of course, made of corn! The corn and chopped vegetables are held together by a thick batter. They are fried in a small amount of oil, this makes the exterior crispy and the inside is soft, loaded with melty cheese, and fresh bits of juicy corn.Cheesy Corn FrittersPlay Video These particular corn fritters are loaded up with chopped jalapeno, green onion, and cilantro. Plus there’s a healthy portion of cheese.

What kind of corn is used? Can I use canned or frozen corn to make fritters?

I love corn fritters made with fresh corn. However, I know that fresh corn isn’t available the entire year. So these fritters can be made with canned or frozen corn also. To use canned corn, strain the corn and use paper towels to dry off the corn as much as possible. To use frozen corn it needs to be thawed first. To do this you can add it to a bowl, add a small amount of water and microwave it for a couple minutes. Or you can place the corn in a strainer and run water over the corn until defrosted. Again, use a paper towel to dry off the corn as much as possible before making the fritters.

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