Friday, September 10, 2010

Thai Style Corn Fritters with Sweet Chili Sauce

I had some unbelievable sweet and tender corn on hand, and though it was simply perfect as it was, I wanted to try something fun and new with it, and this certainly was both of those things!
Kevin from Closet Cooking always has the most adventurous and creative recipes I've ever seen for almost every season and every ingredient imaginable. He dabbles in cuisines from all over the world but makes it simple for the home cook to recreate it at home, which I love. Anyways, these Thai style corn fritters were delightful. They didn't have too much filler, so the sweet corn was still highlighted and I especially loved the crispy outer bits. These are super fresh tasting and have quite a bit of kick from the sweet chili sauce as well!

Thai Style Corn Fritters with Sweet Chili Sauce

Yields: 2 - 4 servings

Original recipe here and here.

For the corn fritters:

2 cups corn

1/4 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup flour

1 egg

1 tbsn. green curry paste (or red curry paste)

1 green onion, chopped

1 handful cilantro, chopped

1 birds eye chili, thinly sliced

1 tbsn. fish sauce

1 tbsn. lime juice

2 tbsn. oil

For the sweet chili sauce:

2 red chilies

2 birds eye chilies

2 cloves garlic

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup rice wine or white vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tbsn. salt

1 tbsn. cornstarch

2 tbsn. water

To make the corn fritters, mix the corn, corn meal, flour, egg, curry paste, green onion, cilantro, chili, fish sauce and lime juice in a bowl. Heat the oil in a pan, when hot, spoon the corn mixture into the pan to form patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 - 4 minutes per side. To make the sauce, puree or finely chop the chilies and garlic in a food processor or by hand. Bring the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pureed chilies and garlic to a boil and simmer for about 3 - 5 minutes, or until the chilies and garlic are tender. Mix the cornstarch and 2 tbsn. of water together until smooth. Mix into the garlic-chili mixture and heat until the sauce thickens, about one minute. Let cool slightly and enjoy with the corn fritters!


  1. These look delicious!

    Just found this blog, and I've already fallen in love! :)

  2. This is fantastic food; fresh, easy and delicious. Thanks for bringing it to my table :)

  3. i love the liht in all these photos, spectacular!

  4. This looks amazing. I love corn and the chili sauce sounds like a perfect pairing!

  5. I made these last night! So Good! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your Thai corn fritters look amazing!