Ingredients for 16 servings:


3 Cups

Fresh corn kernels (about 3 large ears)

1 egg



3 tablespoons sugar

3 Tablespoons


¾ teaspoon salt

¾ Teaspoon


¼ pound (½ cup) finely shredded white farmer's cheese* (optional)

¼ Pound (½ cup)

Finely shredded white farmer's cheese* (optional)

2 tablespoons minced scallion (optional)

2 Tablespoons

Minced scallion (optional)

2 cups oil for frying

2 Cups

Oil for frying

  1. 3 Cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 large ears)

  2. 1 Egg

  3. 3 Tablespoons sugar

  4. ¾ Teaspoon salt

  5. ¼ Pound (½ cup) finely shredded white farmer's cheese* (optional)

  6. 2 Tablespoons minced scallion (optional)

  7. 2 Cups oil for frying


  1. Place the corn kernels, egg, sugar, and salt in a blender and puree to a homogenous but rough consistency. Place in a bowl.

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  2. Add the cheese and scallion, if using, and mix with a fork.

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  3. In a deep heavy pot, heat the oil to 350 F. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture into the oil; do not let them touch. Fry until lightly golden (about 20 seconds); turn and fry on the other side.

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  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well over paper towels.

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  5. Serve warm.

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Hi, I'm Chef Pachi

Chef Coach, Food Nutritionist and Cook in Love with Latin Food, Author of six cookbooks. 40+ years of Experience in the Food Industry & Nutrition

...& the Science of Food


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