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two corn fritters topped with mashed avocado on a small plate with a fried egg. in the backgroud another plate with corn fritters on it is visible.

corn fritter avocado toast

Sweet summer corn shines its brightest in this simple recipe for corn fritter avocado toast.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Corn Roasting Time 30 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people



corn fritter

  • 1-2 ears fresh corn (approx 3/4 cups of kernels)
  • ½ jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed, minced)
  • ¼ cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 clove garlic (microplaned)
  • 1 scallion (thinly sliced)
  • ½ tsp cilantro (minced)
  • ½ tsp salt (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 TBSP AP flour


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp fresh cilantro (minced)


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Remove husks and strings from corn cob, then rub it all over with softened butter. Season with salt and pepper. Place on parchment or foil-lined sheet pan and roast 30 minutes, rotating it every 10 mins as it cooks.
  • Remove the corn from the oven, let cool slightly, and use a sharp knife to remove the kernels from the cob.
  • Combine corn kernels with jalapeño, cheese, garlic, scallions, and cilantro in a bowl. Then add the egg and salt and stir to evenly incorporate. Add the flour last, starting with 3 TBSP and adding an additional 1 TBSP if it doesn't seem like it's holding together. The finished corn fritter "batter" should be fairly loose but should mostly stick together when you scoop it.
  • Heat a generous glug of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Test if the skillet is hot enough by dropping one kernel of corn into the skillet — if it doesn't immediately start bubbling, the skillet isn't hot enough.
  • Use a ¼ or ⅓ cup scoop to transfer dollops of the batter into the skillet. Use a spatula or the bottom of the measuring cup to press down on the top of the fritter and flatten them to about ¼" tall. Cook approx 3-4 mins per side. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
  • While the fritters cook, mash an avocado with lime juice, salt, pepper, thinly sliced scallion, and cilantro in a small bowl.
    Dollop on top of corn fritters to serve.



  • Whether you want several small corn fritters or one or two giant corn fritters, the cook time is mostly the same. If you're making a really big corn fritter, add an extra 30-60 seconds per side, but keep an eye on it — corn cooks quickly and you don't want it to burn! 
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