Cheesy

Sweet Corn Poppers

Author: Lauren Miyashiro

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

Makes 24 poppers

Ingredients: 

  • 6 ears corn, kernels removed

  • 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella

  • 3/4 (8-oz.) block cream cheese

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 4 green onions, finely chopped, plus more for garnish

  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder

  • 3/4 c. cornmeal

  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 c. panko bread crumbs

  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions: 

  1. In a large bowl, combine corn, mozzarella, cream cheese, green onions, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornmeal, flour and eggs and stir until corn is thoroughly coated. 

  2. Scoop mixture into small balls. (If it’s too loose, stir in up to ½ cup more flour and refrigerate for 30 minutes.) Combine panko and Parmesan and season with salt, then roll balls in panko.

  3. In a large pot over medium heat, heat about 1” oil until shimmering. Working in batches, add corn poppers. Cook until golden all over, about 6 minutes total. 

  4. Garnish with more Parmesan and green onion. Serve warm.