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Corn & Chorizo Fritters

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I would love to say that the anticipation of working in the kitchen was the inspiration for this post, but that would be a complete lie.  Three ears sat on my counter when I realized Monday afternoon that PRESEASON was here!!

Monday Night Football.  Even in pre-season this alone is a cause for celebration, but when you team plays it’s go time!!  I had nothing relativity close to football food, because really what else would you eat while watching football?

So I sprinted to my kitchen and threw open my fridge, okay that’s a little dramatic.  Moving on.  In my fridge I found queso fresco, chorizo, and two very dead celery stalks.  A pretty sad start for football food.

Luckily, my daughter pointed out the 3 ears of corn.  FRITTERS!!  So maybe fritters aren’t the first idea that comes to mind when thinking of  football food.  But this girl was taught to work with what ya got and boy did it work!


Crumbled queso fresco added to chorizo and fresh corn are coated in panko and pan fried until golden brown.  Serve warm with a spicy salsita or with tiny dollops of sour cream with a splash of lime juice.  Snacking on corn fritters, sipping a cold beer, hubby and football.  Now that’s good time!! Enjoy!


Chorizo Corn Fritters

by Vianney Rodriguez

by Sweet Life

makes 24

2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 3 ears of corn)

10 oz queso fresco, crumbled

6 oz chorizo, cooked and allow to cool

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

3 cups panko



oil for frying

In a large bowl add crumbled queso fresco, egg yolks ans stir to combine.  Add cooled chorizo, corn, flour and baking powder.  Mix all ingredients until well incorporated.

Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat and add 1/2 inch of oil.  Using a spoon or measuring spoon scoop mixture by 1 tablespoon into panko.

Coat completely, then pat into 1/2 thick oval.  Fry until golden brown and place on paper towels to drain.


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38 Responses to Corn & Chorizo Fritters

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  2. Just ran across this post and they look amazing. So much so that I decided to write the recipe down. In doing so, I noticed that in the ingredients you listed baking powder but in the instructions you said baking soda. Would you mind clarifying?

    • Hey Janna!!
      Thank you so much for pointing this out, baking powderis what is should read. So glad you caught the mistake, thanks! Let me know how they turn out, we love them!

  3. so glad you got in one more time and with another of your winning recipes… hey, all of yours are winners right? you know I think so anyway… I want you to know, I took a notion to this recipe a while back and made one using a local sausage, fresh silver king corn with Serrano peppers… been meaning to tell ya they were killer appies as I served them with a shrimp relish on top… thanks so much for being part of the football series and most important, being part of my life in sharing regional cookery that means so much to you… best wishes in the draw for the grand prize
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  4. Two of my favorite foods rolled into one! Think this is going to be my cooking project for this weekend.

  5. Wow Bonnie these look amazing! My boys would go crazy for these :)

  6. OMG Bonnie, these look FANTASTIC. I can’t wait to try them! I will eat pretty much anything with chorizo and the panko crumbs for the crispy factor is a great touch.

  7. How scrumptious they look!

  8. Wow, these fritters look SO delicious, yum!! I bet they would be super addictive. :)

  9. They look amazing! Simply amazing! Did you see I tagged you in my 7 link challenge! Just love your blog

  10. Now that I am trying to minimize mis nalgas, I may have to avoid your site! LOL

  11. These fritters sound amazing with fresh corn and chorizo, a must try, wow!

  12. Vanja would go CRAZY over these- and they look divine…. YUM! But, we cannot get that cheese here – what would a close substitute be? Bocconcini? :)
    Val, you could use any crumbled cheese, feta .

  13. Mmmmm…corn! These sound awesome…and oh yeah, we’re excited about football, too- just talking about that w/ the hubs. Want a big plate of these next to me =)

  14. Fan-TAB-ulous. Yum — perfect for football season, or anytime! Corn, queso and chorizo – how can you go wrong? Thanks for the great recipe… :)

  15. Oh! So delicious-looking!

  16. can i please come over to you place?? these look awesome! i dont think i can ever stop at just one:)

  17. I feel like anything fried = football food. The fact that it’s fried and looks so incredibly delicious…bonus.

  18. What a wonderful treat for a hard core corn lover like me! Lovely snack idea.

  19. Yummy! Just stumbled it!

  20. I love how golden your corn fritters look. So tempting!

  21. Wow! I wish I could come over to your house to watch football. These would make any person happy! Thank you for sharing yet another creative and delicious eat. I hope you have a wonderful end to your work week. I wish tomorrow was Friday but it will get here soon enough!

  22. Sounds like football food to me but I think I will wait for the regular season to get started on that!

  23. oh i’m making this! I have precisely three ears right now that I wanted to use earlier this week… just staring at me… i was thinking of sweet corn puree, but this tickles me mas! love it. Bring the football on!!!!!

  24. Ah-fre-ken-maz-ing! That all I have to say! LOL

  25. I’ve been doing zucchini fritters but I must say – those are just delectable and heightened. In spite of MN not having a bumper crop this year – when the corn is sweet and flowing and just picked – minimal cooking time. I just enjoy the corn!

  26. These look quite delicious!

  27. AWESOME recipe! Thanks for sharing…looks so good and I love corn.

  28. Fantastic! They look very appetizing.



  29. Wow, these fritter look delicious, love that you used panko…so crispy!
    Hope you are having a great week Bonnie :-)

  30. Oh my gosh, those fritters look amazing.

  31. These look delicious & the perfect football snack!
    Love to find another NFL girl! :)

  32. Ay! Have I mentioned how much I love your blog? These look heavenly!

  33. I just saw your post on fb and had to stop by …IMMEDIATELY….OMG! the flavors are mind boggling and tummy rumbling…lol…I am going to make these for one of my Sunday brunches for sure!

    chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  34. Looks great and perfect for finger/kid friendly foods. Can you make a dipping sauce for them?

  35. Ohhh, they look so good! & so easy, too! They kind of remind me of korroke.


  36. and who said football grub is boring? I don’t know either but with food like this, fans are sure to demand overtime…

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