Corn Milk Cakes

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July 26, 2015

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Elegant in their simplicity with the goodness of sweet corn and corn's little used treasure, corn milk. These are great all by themselves or with a side of brown beans or wilted greens.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • 20 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

  • Yields: 6 to 8 servings of 2 fritters per serving


3 Ears of corn plus corn milk. May substitute 2 cups of corn kernals

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup All purpose flour

3 tablespoon yellow cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoon banana pepper, diced

Peanut oil for frying. May substitute vegetable oil.


Into a large bowl, using a sharp knife, carefully cut the corn kernels off the cob. With the back of the knife or edge of a fork, scrape down the cob to release the milky juice from the cob into the bowl.

Whisk the eggs, water and milk into the corn and corn milk mixture until thoroughly combined.

In another bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add the diced banana peppers.

Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of the corn mixture, and stir with a spatula to form a thick batter. It should resemble a cornbread batter. If you feel the batter is too thin (like pancake batter), add more flour, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches a thicker consistency. On the other hand, if it is too thick, you can add water in the same manner, to the right consistency.

Pour oil about 1/2-inch deep into a heavy-duty skillet. Over med-high heat, bring oil to 375°F.

When oil is hot, drop rounded tablespoons of batter carefully into the oil. (Note: if the fritters come apart in the oil, add a tablespoon of flour to the dough mixture.) Work in batches. Don’t crowd, the fritters should not touch each other.

Cook about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until the corn fritters are golden brown. Drain on paper towels or wire rack. Lightly salt while still hot. Serve corn fritters immediately.

These are great all by themselves or with a side of brown beans or wilted greens.

Note: You can add 3 tablespoons of minced onion for added flavor. You can also add 1 teaspoon for sugar if desired.