MEXICAN CORN FRITTERS

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Mexican corn fritters are easy and delicious!

Mexican Corn Fritters

A fritter is usually something coated in batter and fried in oil.  These Mexican corn fritters will quickly become a favorite.  You can serve them with a meal or as an appetizer or make them just as a great treat.  If you like Mexican food, you will love these fritters and they are so versatile.  You can switch out ingredients and use what you enjoy best.  You might also like to check out our other best Mexican recipes, too.

Mexican corn fritters will not last long once you get a taste of these little gems.

1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon dried cilantro or can use fresh cilantro

1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained (or could use any kind of peppers)

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 1/2 cups fresh, frozen or canned corn

1 egg

1 cup black beans, drained (optional)

3/4 cup buttermilk, more or less

2/3 cup cooking oil, more or less

Whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, black pepper, chili powder and cilantro in a large bowl.  Add green chiles, onions, corn, egg, beans and buttermilk.  Stir with spoon until batter is all wet.  Heat oil on top of the stove and drop by spoonfuls into hot oil.  Smash out flat with spatula and cook until brown on one side.  Flip over and brown on other side.  Drain on paper towels.  Makes about 12 fritters depending on size you make them.  Serve with your favorite Mexican shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa and leftover black beans on top or whatever toppings you like personally.  Enjoy!

Mexican Corn Fritters

Mexican Corn Fritters

Mexican Corn Fritters
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These are so versatile and make a great meal or appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Corn Fritters
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro or can use fresh cilantro
  • 1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chiles, drained (or could use any kind of peppers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh frozen or canned corn
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup black beans drained (optional)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk more or less
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil more or less
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, black pepper, chili powder and cilantro in a large bowl. Add green chiles, onions, corn, egg, beans and buttermilk. Stir with spoon until batter is all wet.
  2. Heat oil on top of the stove and drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Smash out flat with spatula and cook until brown on one side. Flip over and brown on other side.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
Recipe Notes

Serve with your favorite Mexican shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa and leftover black beans on top.

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One Comment

  1. I Have found this recipe quite amazing.
    Thank you so much for sharing .
    I am going to try this out very soon.
    My family will love it. Thanks for posting !!

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