These ultra crispy corn nuggets are filled with flavor and are sure to satisfy your crunchy cravings. Whip them out at a party - or as a snack for your family - and they'll ask what restaurant you got them at! And the best part is that they couldn't be simpler to make, and your efforts will be heavily rewarded.
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THE BEST CORN NUGGETS
These corn nuggets - also known as corn fritters - are the epitome of an indulgent snack. I mean, they're creamy on the inside with a crispy golden brown exterior that is fried to perfection.
I have a feeling that they'll quickly become your new favorite crunchy and salty snack - they've definitely become one of mine. There's just no other fried food that compares to what you get in these little bites of deliciousness.
Why This Recipe Works
The combination of ingredients. These homemade corn nuggets are made up of a mixture that results in a crispy and crunchy texture with a fluffy inside and the most perfect flavor.
Easy to make. This recipe essentially consists of just mixing all of the ingredients together, shaping the nuggets, and frying them.
Versatile. The fried nuggets are delicious on their own, but the flavor is so versatile that you can dip them in literally any dipping sauce that you want.
Ingredients You'll Need
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Eggs- beaten.
- Milk- any milk you prefer. I used whole milk.
- Heavy cream
- Butter- melted.
- Corn- canned corn rinsed and drained.
- Oil- for frying.
By the way, make sure to pick up some extra cans of corn from the store. You can use them to make this sweet corn cake a try next!
How To Make Corn Nuggets
Step 1: Prepare The Batter
First, take out a large bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder, and whisk everything until well combined.
Then, take out another bowl, and whisk together the egg, milk, heavy cream, and shortening.
Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix them together with a rubber spatula until a batter-like consistency form.
Next, fold in the drained corn kernels until just combined with the batter, and then refrigerate this corn mixture for 1 hour.
Step 2: Fry The Corn Nuggets
After an hour, take out a large deep skillet or a deep fryer if you have one. Now, add the oil to whatever you're using and heat it until it reaches 350°F (175°C). If you're using a large pot, make sure to add enough oil to submerge the corn nuggets fully.
Once the oil is hot, use a cookie scooper or spoon to scoop about 1-2 tablespoon-sized of the corn mixture into the oil. Flip the nuggets occasionally to ensure even cooking and fry until the deep fried corn nuggets are golden brown.
Step 3: Serve
After they are deep fried and golden brown, add them to a large plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels to remove excess grease. Cool for a minute, then enjoy warm.
How To Store Corn Nuggets
In the fridge: Transfer the cooked corn nuggets to an airtight container, and you can keep them in the fridge for 3 days.
In the freezer: Put the leftovers in a freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheating: Warm at 375°F in the oven for 10-15 minutes or in the air fryer for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Do not microwave them or they'll get soggy. Add more cooking time for frozen corn nuggets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to serve with corn nuggets?
As I mentioned earlier, these corn nuggets are so versatile you can serve them with anything you want. I think they go great with dipping sauces, and a few of my favorites are Alabama white sauce, Chick Fil A sauce, Wingstop ranch, and chipotle mayo.
What are corn nuggets made of?
They are made up of a breading of flour, sugar, and baking powder, and the filling consists of eggs, milk, heavy cream, shortening, and corn.
Can I make these corn nuggets in the air fryer?
Yes! They crisp up really well in the air fryer. Place the nuggets in the air fryer basket and make sure they are all lying flat. You may need to cook them in batches. Air fry at 375°F for about 6-8 minutes, flipping them half way through cooking.
What are other names for corn nuggets?
Some other names for corn nuggets are corn fritters, corn nuggets, hush puppies, corn bites, and corn poppers.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 cans corn, rinsed and drained
- Oil, for frying
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder until well-combined.
- In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, heavy cream, and shortening. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and mix together with a rubber spatula. Fold in the drained corn kernels until just combined. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Using a deep fryer or a large pot, heat up the frying oil until it reaches 350°F. Once hot, use a scoop to spoon the corn batter into the oil. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking and fry until the corn nuggets are golden brown.
- Transfer the corn fritters to a large plate or baking sheet lined with a kitchen towel to remove excess grease.
Serving Size:1 corn nugget
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g