Nothing puts a smile on a Southerner’s face like deliciously crisp golden corn fritters fresh out of the fryer. This recipe is undeniably simple and oh-so tasty. With less than 10 ingredients, corn fritters are the perfect choice for a scrumptious and last minute side dish. This recipe came to us from Lynne Weeks in Midland, Georgia, back in the 1980s, and it has stood the test of time with our readers ever since.The flavorful finger food is complete with milk, sugar, and fresh corn for a sweet and hearty addition to your Southern meal. Golden corn fritters are a comforting and nostalgic dish that pleases the crowd every time. Reminiscent of hush puppies – a true delicacy below the Mason Dixon – these tasty treats are much lighter and richer in taste. Next time you’re having barbeque, fried chicken, game-day food, or red beans and rice, be sure to give these golden corn fritters a try!Not convinced? With only 30 minutes of hands-on time, this recipe is the Southern side you didn’t know your picnic needed, and it won’t keep you in the kitchen all day.

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3 dozen


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  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix well, and set aside. Combine eggs, corn, milk, and 2 teaspoons vegetable oil; mix well. Stir corn mixture into dry ingredients.

  • Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls into vegetable oil heated to 375 ˚; cook fritter until golden, turning once. Yield: about 3 dozen.