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Hello, valued visitors of “Life with Jeviko”! Get ready because I’m about to share a gourmet surprise – a revelation in the universe of home-cooked nibbles. This jewel of a snack is the delectable Corn Nugget, an incredibly scrumptious yet healthier replacement for usual deep-fried fare. Now, you might be wondering, why should I get on board the Corn Nugget train, right? Apart from being a prized staple in my own kitchen, these mini delights are uncomplicated to craft, brimming with taste, and invite boundless personal tweaks. And as you all know, there’s nothing I enjoy more than sprinkling a dash of creativity into my culinary adventures!

For those dipping their toes into the Corn Nugget waters for the first time, consider them the trendy and flavorful kin of traditional South American corn fritters. However, these nuggets march to the beat of their own drum, delivering a mouth-watering savory snack encapsulated in an irresistible, golden crunch.

Is your appetite sufficiently whetted for this fun-filled gastronomic voyage? Superb! Let’s embark on the delightful task of creating these tantalizing nuggets. Remember, the secret ingredient to any dish is love, so let your ardor for exceptional cuisine lead the way.

What are Corn Nuggets?
Think of Corn Nuggets as your everyday corn fritters’ cooler, crunchier cousin. They’re a popular snack in various regions and a great way to add a pop of flavor and texture to any meal or occasion.

Why Should I Try Making Them?
Because they are ridiculously easy to make! Plus, Corn Nuggets can be customized to suit your flavor profile. You can make them spicy, sweet, or herby—the choice is yours. They’re perfect as a snack, appetizer, or even as a side dish.

Are They Healthy?
While they are deep-fried, Corn Nuggets are still corn at their core. Corn is a good source of fiber and nutrients like B vitamins. We do, however, offer some tips below on how to make them a tad healthier if you wish.

Can I Make Them Vegan or Gluten-Free?
Absolutely, and we’ve included some tips on how to do just that. Scroll down to the ‘Ingredient Alternatives’ section to find out more.

What Should I Serve Them With?
Corn Nuggets are great on their own, but they also pair well with various dipping sauces. We’ll share some sauce ideas that can elevate your Corn Nugget experience to another level.

Do They Store Well?
Yes, Corn Nuggets can be stored and reheated, though they are best enjoyed fresh. Check out our ‘Storage’ tips for more details.

So, are you ready to become the Corn Nugget champion of your household? If you’ve been nodding along, keep reading as we share the secrets to making these delectable bites that are sure to make you the talk of any culinary circle!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon shortening, melted
  • 12 oz canned corn, drained
  • 1-2 cups oil for deep frying


  1. Warm the oil in a robust pot or a deep fryer until it hits 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. In a different bowl, blend the egg, milk, and melted shortening.
  4. Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  5. Carefully fold in the drained corn. Ensure every kernel is coated with our delightful mixture.
  6. Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil.
  7. Fry each side for 2-3 minutes, achieving a golden brown color that makes every bite worth it.
  8. Remove the golden nuggets from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  9. Serve immediately to enjoy the maximum flavor and crunch.


  • Use fresh ingredients: Always make sure your ingredients are fresh. This particularly applies to the canned corn. Fresh ingredients significantly improve the overall taste.
  • Even heat: Maintain a steady frying temperature to avoid overcooking or undercooking your nuggets.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pot: When frying, don’t put too many nuggets in at once as this can lower the temperature of the oil and cause them to cook unevenly.
  • Spice it up: Feel free to add your favorite spices or herbs to the batter to give your nuggets a personal touch.
  • Serving: Serve your nuggets hot and crispy. They can be paired with your favorite dipping sauce or eaten as is for a delightful snack or side dish.
  • Storage: If you end up with leftovers, store them in an airtight container and reheat in the oven to maintain their crunch when you’re ready to enjoy them again.

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