Easy Corn Fritter

Corn fritters cooked to a golden brown on a flat top grill.

Perfect as a standby side for camping with a little more flavor than a basic bread, corn fritters are a quick and easy side. They offer a great balance of sweet and savory which is partly why they are so versatile. 

The key ingredient is canned cream corn which is the perfect emergency backup food for camping. This recipe uses an egg, but it can be made without if they are unavailable.

The uses of these are endless and can replace bread, pancakes, or even rolls in many meals. They can even be made small and have toppings added and then served as finger food.

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Raw corn fritters cooking on a flat top grill.
Make the corn fritters the same size so they cook evenly on the flat top grill.
A stack of cooked corn fritters on a grey camp plate.
The corn fritters can be served together in a stack so people can serve themselves.
An even stack of corn fritters on a serving plate.
Corn fritters make a great side in place of biscuits or bread rolls.
Corn fritters cooked to a golden brown on a flat top grill.
Cook the corn fritters to a golden brown then flip and cook the other side to the same color.

Easy Corn Fritter Recipe

Raw corn fritters cooking on a flat top grill.
A camping favorite with more flavor than a basic bread, corn fritters are quick and easy to make. The main ingredient is canned making it a perfect camp standby.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseSide Dish
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  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter


  • flat top grill (or frypan, skillet, or griddle)


  • Empty the can of creamed corn in a bowl.
  • Add the egg then combine until the corn and egg are well mixed.
  • Add the flour a few tablespoons at a time until your desired thickness is reached. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat the flat top grill to medium heat then add some oil.
  • Add a fritter worth of batter and fry until brown, turn then cook the other side.
  • Continue cooking until all the batter is gone.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Picky kid loved these. Adding salt wasn’t necessary since the canned corn had enough. And I premixed all-purpose flour and baking powder in place of the self-rising kind. We went the syrup route this time, but I will also try as a savory food. Great camping fare.