Good Ol’ Simple Corn Fritters

Certain foods arouse distinct and comforting memories, and for me, one of those foods is good ol’ heartwarming corn fritters!

Simple and Easy Corn Fritters Recipe


When I was a kid we sometimes ate Sunday dinners at White Fence Farm in Joliet. We’d make the hour-long trek after church knowing the food would satiate the seven growling stomachs packed into the family station wagon.

The Southern style restaurant served platters of fried chicken served family style. Side dishes included cole slaw, french fries, and piping hot corn fritters sprinkled with powdered sugar.


How to make Southern style corn fritters


For some odd reason, I got such a hankering for these slightly sweet fried morsels this past weekend and searched the internet for a recipe reminiscent of those served at White Fence Farm. I ended up combining a couple of recipes in order to get the right amount of sweetness and crisp corn.

Corn fritters are quick and easy to make and they are oh so good!  Do like I did and enjoy them as a snack with a glass of cold milk.


How to make Southern style corn fritters

Eating corn fritters last weekend brought back warm and fuzzy memories of my family gathered ’round a long table at White Fence Farm eating the best fried chicken ever. The restaurant didn’t take reservations and it wasn’t unusual to wait an hour for a table. Luckily, they had old-time vintage nickelodeon machines that kept the kids entertained until the nickels ran out.

After dinner was over, we’d all pile back into the station wagon for the long ride home – with full, happy bellies!

Simple and Easy Corn Fritters Recipe


Give this easy recipe a try. Some people think these corn fritters are more like hush puppies, but they’re a bit sweeter and in my opinion, much better!


Simple and Easy Corn Fritters Recipe
4 from 1 vote

Good Ol' Corn Fritters

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, fritter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup self-rising corn meal mix
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 small bag frozen corn thawed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, approximate for coating the fritters
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Pour vegetable oil about 2 inches deep into deep skillet. Heat oil to approximately 325 degrees.

    In a medium bowl, stir cornmeal mix, flour, sugar, and salt together. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat eggs slightly and then stir in the milk. Add the milk mixture to the cornmeal mixture, stirring well. Add the melted butter and thawed corn.

    Drop by tablespoons into the hot oil. Cook 2 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove fritters from oil and place on paper towels to drain. When fritters have cooled slightly, roll in powdered sugar and serve immediately.

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  1. Wow, I haven’t even thought of corn fritters for Years! They bring back memories for me too. When my husband gets his illeostomy reversed this fall, I’m going to have to make some. He can’t eat corn right now, so I’m not even going to mention this to him. And, I’ll use your recipe, thanks.

  2. Thanks for bringing back these wonderful memories for you and me, i can’t remember the name of the restaurant but it was ever so good to go there and fill up. I also had an aunt who owned a restaurant who made them too, it a good thing we didn’t have all the electronics they do now cause i guess i ran it all off or i would have been a rolly-polly,lol!! Thanks for the recipe who knows where mine is.

    1. Ha! When I was a kid I rode my bike everywhere! Mom and dad didn’t chauffeur us around and all summer long we’d be outside from the time we woke up until the time to go to bed. Eating meals is the only time we’d be in the house. I need to dust my bike off and start working off all the corn fritters I ate. LOL. 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    Same here, great memories! Used to have these for lunch everyday at the little restaurant across the street from high school. THey were cheap and good and like you said, filled you up. I would sometimes have them with syrup. Now I want some!!

  4. This brought back so many memories. My Daddy also took us there from Wheaton on Sunday’s for great meals and baskets of delicious corn fritters. I just finished making them. So yummy!!!