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Sweet Corn Fritters topped with Tomato Jam
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Sweet Corn Fritters with Tomato Jam

These corn fritters, made when California sweet corn is at its peak, are a great addition to your summer cookout. Light, cheesy and tender, and with a little heat from chopped jalapeno peppers, they are so delicious when topped with sweet tart tomato jam.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Corn Fritter with Tomato Jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 87kcal


  • Skillet or griddle


  • 3 cups California sweet corn kernels from about 4 ears of corn
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper veined, seeded and minced
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Tomato Jam for topping


  • In a large bowl, stir together the corn kernels, flour, cornmeal, honey, baking powder, salt, pepper, baking soda, cheese, scallions and jalapeno peppers.
  • Fold the eggs and buttermilk into the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Line a plate with paper towels. Coat the bottom of a large skillet or griddle with vegetable oil and place it over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, using a ¼ cup measure, scoop the corn batter into the skillet. Spread it lightly with a spatula or back of a spoon into a round pancake shape.
  • Cook the fritters for 3 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked all the way through. Transfer the fritters to the paper towel-lined plate. Finish cooking the remaining batter in the same way, adding more oil to the skillet if necessary.
  • Garnish the corn fritters with additional sliced scallions and chopped cilantro, if desired, and serve immediately with a dollop of tomato jam.


Serving: 1fritter | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg