Bacon Corn Fritters
4.67 from 3 votes

Bacon Corn Fritters

Tender and golden deep fried bites of corn batter with bits of bacon, these delicious Bacon Corn Fritters are worth the indulgence. Serve with our easy homemade green chile mayo for extra flavor.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 Corn fritters
Calories 113 kcal
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For the Corn Fritters

  • 6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 15 ounces kernel orn drained
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 shakes of hot sauce
  • Vegetable or Canola oil for frying

For the Green Chile Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo I recommend Duke's
  • 4 ounces can chopped green chiles drained
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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For the Corn Fritters

  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the buttermilk, melted butter and bacon drippings. Add the eggs and stir.
  2. Fold in the chopped bacon and drained corn and let sit. Heat oil in a dutch oven or thick bottomed sauce pan. Use about 2 - 3 inches of oil. (I prefer to work in small batches in a smaller pan instead of using a ton of oil.)
  3. When oil has reached 360 degrees (or when you drop a little batter in and it fries quickly), spoon the corn fritter batter in a tablespoon at a time. The corn fritters will cook quickly. Using tongs, gently flip them over when they are brown on one side. Remove from oil and transfer to newspaper to drain when golden on all sides.
  4. Best served warm.

For the Green Chile Mayo

  1. Combine the mayo, green chiles, salt and pepper. Thin to desired consistency with buttermilk. Taste and re-season if desired.
  2. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition fa

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Corn Fritters
Amount Per Serving (1 fritter)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.