Corn Oysters

READY IN: 30mins




  • Grate the kernals from the cob into a medium bowl using the large holes of a box grater. Using the back of a knife, scrape any pulp remaining on the cobs into the bowl with the grated corn. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, eggs, salt, and remaining baking powder until well blended.
  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until it registers 350 degrees. Carefully drop 13 to 15 heaping T of batter into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until the corn oysters puff and are golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Add more oil to the pot if necessary and heat to 350 degrees. Repeat with remaining batter. Sprinkle the corn oysters with salt. Serve immediately.
  • NOTE FROM TEST KITCHEN: Use only fresh corn for this recipe-frozen corn is too dry to produce a creamy batter. Be sure to keep temperature at 350, too low and the oysters become sodden with oil, too high and they become too dark before they are done.