Corn Nuggets Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
| Last Updated on September 21, 2023
Corn nuggets are full of corny goodness. Perfectly crispy and golden brown on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside, these flavorful nuggets are sure to be a year-round favorite.
Utensils Side Dish
Globe New American
14
ingredients
7
steps
25
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
canola or vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
2 tbsp
fine yellow cornmeal
1 tbsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/3 cup(s)
buttermilk
1
large egg
1 tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup(s)
creamed corn
1/2 cup(s)
corn kernels, see notes 1
2 tbsp
diced jalapeño peppers
2 tbsp
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
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Directions 7 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. In a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot, heat 3-inches of oil to 360°F. Prepare a wire rack on top of a baking sheet for draining the corn nuggets.

Corn Nuggets Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

While the oil is heating, prepare the corn nugget batter. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt.

Corn Nuggets Recipe: While the oil is heating, prepare the corn nugget batter.
Step 3

In a second bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter. 

Corn Nuggets Recipe: In a second bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter.
Step 4

Add the creamed corn, corn kernels, jalapeño peppers and shredded cheddar cheese to the buttermilk mixture and whisk until well combined. 

Corn Nuggets Recipe: Add the creamed corn, corn kernels, jalapeño peppers and shredded cheddar cheese to the buttermilk mixture and whisk until well combined.
Step 5

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Corn Nuggets Recipe: Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
Step 6

Use a spoon or a small disher to drop about two tablespoons of batter into the hot oil. Fry, turning them occasionally, until the corn nuggets are golden brown and cooked through. Drain the fried corn nuggets on the prepared wire rack and repeat with the remaining batter.

Corn Nuggets Recipe: Use a spoon or a small disher to drop about two tablespoons of batter into the hot oil.
Step 7

Serve warm. Enjoy!

Corn Nuggets Recipe: Serve warm.

Notes:

  1. If using frozen corn kernels, make sure to thaw first. If using canned corn kernels, make sure it is drained and rinsed thoroughly.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
140
FAT
5.1 g
PROTEIN
4.9 g
CARBS
18.9 g
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Fred M.

Fred

07 Aug 2023

I made these over the weekend and my family was in love! Definitely a future remake.

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Sam S.

Sam

30 Sep 2022

Wow, these corn nuggets are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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