Easy Mexican Corn Fritters

These Easy Mexican Corn Fritters are a fast and simple solution for a delicious side dish or an appetizer. The sweetness from the corn and the smokiness of the paprika offer a nice balance of flavors that will be a hit among the entire family or group of friends. Serve alongside your favorite grilled meat, or make them a little smaller to serve before the main course. They could pair well with our Eva Longoria Inspired Tacos de Lengua, Eva Longoria Inspired Huachinango a la Veracruzana, Sangria, Mojito, or Horchata.

Mexican Corn Fritters Recipe


2 cups fresh or frozen corn
2 eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
1/2 cup cotija cheese, equally separated


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl except for a ¼ cup of the cotija cheese and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. After the 30 minutes, using a medium-sized ice-cream scooper, scoop the batter, then fry in a pan with olive oil covering the bottom.
  3. Garnish with the remaining cheese and additional cilantro

Recipe by Chef Jackie Page / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce

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