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campfire corn fritter

Campfire Corn Fritters

These campfire corn fritters are a delicious side dish or a meal all on their own. With limited ingredients, you can have a filling meal that will delight everyone. Or better yet pair this with an amazing Thai or Indian-inspired dish to elevate your campground cooking!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 735 kcal


  • 1 Campfire
  • 1 Dutch Oven
  • 1 Spider Ladle or other way to flip and remove fritters in oil
  • Paper Towels


  • 1-1/4 cup self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Prepare your campfire for intense indirect heat
  • While coals are being prepared combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly
    1-1/4 cup self-rising cornmeal mix, 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Once combined, mix in the milk and eggs into the dry ingredients
    1 cup milk, 2 large eggs
  • When you have a thick batter mix in the melted butter and the corn kernels.
    1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup canned corn kernels
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into your Dutch Oven and allow the temperature of the oil to come to about 325 degrees.
    1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • Drop a generous tablespoon of batter into the hot oil and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Flip fritters once about halfway through.
  • Once the exterior is golden brown remove the fritters and drain them on paper towels.


Camp Hero Notes:
  1. You can remove the corn kernels from this recipe if  you do not want a chunky fritter.
  2. Hot oil around a campfire is extremely dangerous. Make sure that you do not cook directly over a flame! Also ensure your dutch oven has deep enough sides to prevent splattering into the campfire.
Keyword Campfire, corn, Dutch oven, fritters, Indian, Thai