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Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Garlic Aioli

This just might be the best sweet, spicy, crispy fritter you'll ever have. These Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Garlic Aioli are a total show stopping appetizer, no matter the occasion.

Course Appetizer
Keyword Appetizer, corn, fritter, Jalapeno
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Fraîche


For the Fritters

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used white cheddar)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%; plant-based works)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups corn (approx. 2 cobs)
  • 2 diced seeded jalapeños (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • oil for frying

For the Garlic Chive Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • salt & pepper to taste


For the Garlic Chive Aioli

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve alongside fritters for dipping.

For the Fritters

  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder. Pour in the milk and beaten egg, mixing until combined. Stir in the corn, jalapeños, and chives.

  2. Heat approximately 1-2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat (or fry in a deep fryer). Use a tablespoon (or similar) to drop batter balls into the oil. Fry until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack or a plate with paper towel. Serve warm with the Garlic Chive Aioli for dipping.