Southern Livin' Corn Fritters

I may be from the north, but I am a southern girl by taste! My mom has always said I lived in the wrong part of the country because I love fried chicken, corn bread, and sweet tea... and now I love corn fritters!!

Thanks to my southern living now, Tennessee has taught me to appreciate even more of it's delectable treats! After polishing off a basket of corn fritters at the Caney Fork in Nashville, I had to figure out how to make these tasty fritters for myself.


- 2-3 inches of oil for frying (I just used vegetable oil)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon shortening, melted (not healthy, but O SO GOOD!)
- 1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- powdered sugar (as much as you want!)


1. Heat oil in a heavy pot. You do not want it too hot, so I kept it on medium-high heat. Somewhere around 365 degrees F should be good.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat together egg, milk and melted shortening; stir into flour mixture. Mix in corn kernels.

3. Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.

4. Once they have cooled to the touch, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Here is the original recipe I slightly adapted: