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Indonesian Corn Fritters Perkedel Jagung

Indonesian Corn Fritters - Perkedel Jagung

Crispy sweet and savory corn fritters. The perfect summer snack that tastes delicious and can be made with fresh corn or frozen corn kernels.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indonesian
Keyword: corn fritters, Indonesian corn fritters, perkedel jagung, bakwan jagung
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 3 ears sweet corn  (or about ¾ cup per ear) or use 2.5 cups canned or frozen ear corn
  • 1 carrot (very small diced)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2-3 cups oil  (fill at least 1/4-inch deep in a large frying pan)


  • Cut the corn off the cob.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg with a fork until the white and yolk are combined, add chopped shallots, chopped garlic, chopped green onion, chopped carrots, salt, and pepper. Mix well until well combined, then add corn kernels, flour into the mixture, stir to combine everything thoroughly. 
  • Heat the oil in a large deep skillet at high heat. Once hot, reduce the heat into medium heat.
  • Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil. Flatten them lightly with the back of the spoon, try to make them roughly the same size. Continue frying, and don’t forget to flip them as to cook them to a nice brown on both sides. Depending on the thickness, you may need to cook the fritters about 2-4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the fritters from the heat and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Repeat the process until you finish the batter.
  • Serve and Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
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