Thai Corn Fritters Recipe

Fantastic Corn Fritters, Thai Cuisine!

Darlene Schmidt

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 12 to 15 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
200 Calories
17g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 15
Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 1199mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 108mg 8%
*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.)

Best corn fritters ever! This scrumptious Thai recipe for corn fritters is a real treat that will make everyone happy, even kids. It's also vegetarian and can be made gluten-free. The batter takes only minutes to stir together, then you just drop spoonfuls into hot oil and fry a few minutes for the yummiest savory fritters ever. 

It's an easy dish that is terrific as an appetizer, snack, or finger food for a party. For a dip, we like them with Thai sweet chili sauce, which is now available in most grocery stores―look for it in the Asian section. Or make your own homemade sauce with the recipe below. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup rice flour (or scant 1 cup all-purpose white flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or 1/4 tsp. salt for vegetarians)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (use wheat-free soy sauce for gluten-free diets)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 block medium or firm tofu (about 1 cup; cut into small cubes)
  • 1 cup corn (cut fresh off the cob or frozen)
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 cup coriander (loose, fresh chopped)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (green, diced)
  • 1 green chili (fresh red or green, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon. cayenne pepper)
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • Garnish: 1 bottle Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (to serve)
  • 1 cup canola (or other vegetable oil for deep-frying)

Steps to Make It

  1. Break eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add fish sauce or salt, and soy sauce. Whisk together.

  2. Add tofu, corn, green onions, coriander, bell pepper, chili, and turmeric. Stir together.

  3. Mix the baking powder with the flour (this can be done right in your measuring cup). Add this to the wet mixture a little at a time, stirring to form a thick mixture. Taste-test it for salt, adding more fish sauce, or salt if not salty or flavorful enough.

  4. Heat the oil in a wok or small frying pan over medium-high heat (the oil should be at least 1 inch deep). When bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pan, try dropping in a 1/4 tsp. of the mixture. If it sizzles right away, the oil is ready.

  5. Drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into the oil - each one will be a fritter. Tip: Odd shapes are desirable (see photo). Fry at least 1 minute before disturbing - or until they have a more solid form - then gently turn. Fritters are done when they're golden-brown on both sides. Remove from oil and allow to drain on a clean tea towel or paper towel.

  6. Serve with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping. ENJOY!

To Make Your Own Dipping Sauce: See our Thai sweet chili sauce homemade recipe.

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