Sweet Corn and Green Tomato Fritters

Sweet Corn and Green Tomato Fritters

Diana Rattray. The Spruce Eats, 2014.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
341 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 794mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 10g
Calcium 328mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delicious fritters are light and fluffy little doughnuts, perfect for a breakfast or coffee snack cake. And they're an excellent way to enjoy the last of the green tomatoes.

Roll them in cinnamon sugar or serve warm with syrup

The fritters also freeze well, and you could thaw and warm them in the oven or microwave.


  • 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (10 to 11 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 cup green tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
  • powdered sugar, or syrup, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1.  In a deep, heavy pan, heat about 2 to 3 inches of oil to 365° F.

  2. Combine 2 1/4 cups of flour with the granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and soda. Stir in the green tomatoes and corn.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk and melted butter. Stir into the first mixture until blended. Add more flour if necessary to make a thick batter. The batter should hold its shape when dropped into the hot oil.

  4. Working in batches of 5 to 6 fritters, drop the batter by tablespoons into the hot oil — Cook for about 3 minutes, or until deep golden brown, turning about halfway through. 

  5. Remove to paper towels to drain. Roll in cinnamon sugar, dust with powdered sugar, or serve with maple syrup or golden cane syrup.

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