Thai Corn Fritters (Tod Man Khao Pod)

READY IN: 15mins




  • Start boiling corn on the cob. Alternately, an equivalent amount of frozen corn can be used in step 5 below.
  • Start heating oil in a small cooking pot with the burner set to medium. NOTE: a smaller pot will allow less oil to be used to permit coverage of the fritters. Alternately, other cooking oils can be used.
  • Mix masa harina cornflour, baking powder, and 1/2 tablespoon of salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat egg separately, then add to the dry mix.
  • Fold in egg, curry paste, freshly grated ginger, and lime juice until fully blended.
  • Cut boiled corn from the cob and blend into the mixture.
  • Using a tablespoon, carefully drop spoonfuls of mixture into the oil. Avoid dropping the spoonfuls of mixture to prevent oil spatter. Ideally, a cookie scoop can be used to create uniform fritters.
  • The fritters cook quickly in the pan, so watch for browning on the underside. This can happen in a little as 30 seconds.
  • Using a fork, carefully turn over the fritters to brown the other side.
  • Place completed fritters on a paper towel to remove excess grease.