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Dutch corn fritters

Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Fritter Recipe

PA Dutch corn fritters can be served for breakfast or as a summery side dish. It is a corn-stuffed batter that is similar to a pancake and fried to golden perfection.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Amish
Servings 5 people
Calories 429 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups sweet corn Equals one can or two large ears of fresh sweet corn
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika, optional
  • 1 1/2 tsp. butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. cracker crumbs I use Ritz crackers, but feel free to use any kind you desire.
  • Oil, for frying


  • Mix corn, seasonings, and wet ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium/high heat.
  • Drop the batter into the hot oil, using a large teaspoon or a cookie scoop. Spread the batter to make a thick pancake.
  • Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden.
  • Place onto paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve plain, top with sour cream, green onions, and bacon, or drizzle with maple syrup.


This recipe makes about 8 - 10 fritters depending on the size and can be made using fresh sweet corn, canned, or thawed frozen corn.
If you like a little kick to your food, add some finely chopped jalapenos to your batter.
Serve fritters for breakfast with maple syrup. Serve them as a side dish with any toppings you desire, or simply enjoy them plain.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 959mgCalcium: 171mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 369IUSugar: 7gFiber: 3gPotassium: 238mgCholesterol: 37mgCalories: 429kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 17gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 61gIron: 4mg
Keyword Corn fritter recipe, Pennsylvania Dutch corn fritters
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