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Corn Fritters

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: Southern American
Servings: 12 2" fritters
These gluten-free corn fritters are perfect for a backyard BBQ, picnic or Sunday brunch. Add bacon, cheese or lime for something fun.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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  • 1/3 c gluten-free flour blend*
  • 2 Tbsps gluten-free corn meal
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • dash of finely ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c milk dairy-free subs are fine
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter or dairy-free substitute slightly cooled
  • 2 ears of organic raw corn or 1 cup frozen
  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil I like safflower


  • IMPORTANT: The cooking process is messy and hot oil will spray out from popping corn kernels. A splatter screen is HIGHLY recommended.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool. (I microwave it in a mug for 15-30 seconds),
  • Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Beat the egg and milk in the measuring cup or a small bowl.
  • Remove the husk from the corn. Hold the ear from the top and lay the stem end on a cutting board at a 45° angle. Use a sharp knife to remove the kernels, cutting away from you. Frozen corn - Spread the frozen corn out on an absorbent towel and let thaw. Pat off any excess moisture before adding to the batter. Canned Corn - Empty the can of corn into a strainer and drain off the liquid. Lay the corn out on an absorbent towel to let the kernels dry for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour the milk and egg into the dry ingredients and mix. Add the melted butter and corn,
  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet for about 2 minutes on medium-high heat. Use two spoons to drop about 1 tbsp batter into the pan. Fry just a few at a time.
  • COVER with the splatter screen immediately as the corn kernels will pop and spray hot oil. Cook about 2 minutes per side and remove to a wire rack, this will help keep them crispy. Keep warm on a wire rack in a 250° oven if needed.


*For the flour blend you can use a prepared gluten-free flour blend, King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour is recommended.
Or make your own simple gluten-free flour blend with:
2 cups brown rice flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 c tapioca starch/flour
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Serving: 2frittersCalories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 219mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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