Jalapeño corn fritters on white baking sheet

Cheese jalapeño corn fritters

These cheesy jalapeño corn fritters are light and crisp and the perfect quick and easy snack or casual appetizer with drinks.
Course Appetizer, canapé, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword corn fritters, easy appetizer, game day recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 fritters
Calories 108kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 6 ears of corn roasted/grilled and kernels cut off the cob
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated mature cheddar
  • 1-2 jalapeños finely chopped
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and smoked paprika.
  • In a measuring jug/bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
  • Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Stir in the corn kernels, cheese and jalapeños.
  • Heat enough oil to deep-fry the fritters in a large pot then drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the sizzling oil.
  • Fry until golden brown and cooked through then remove and drain on kitchen paper. Repeat until all the batter has been fried.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 168mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.9mg