Breads & Baked Goods, Side Dishes

Cornbread Fritters

Cooking method:

Conventional Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 10 people

Cornbread Fritters

Another classic Southern staple is cornbread. My mom grew up with it. During her childhood summers spent with family in Georgia, she learned how to make it from scratch by her grandmother. These golden fried delicacies are the perfect side to any hearty homemade soup or Southern fried chicken dinner. Traditionally you bake cornbread in a casserole dish, but this one-pot recipe offers a faster alternative to serving up bitesize portions of cornbread. A coarser texture than your basic biscuit, they’re crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Serve it with leafy collard greens or use it to soak up the broth of a hearty soup.


TIP: Make sure the oil is hot, not smoking (that’s how you know it’s too hot!)  

NOTE: Beginners may want to do a test-run by cutting the first one in half after frying to ensure it is cooked through. (No wet, dough-y texture inside!)   

PREP: Make sure you have the proper slotted utensil to remove the cornbread from the oil. Use it to place cornbread on a bed of paper towels to drain any excess oil before serving 

SWAP: Instead of whole milk, you can use oat milk  



Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • salt (optional)

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  • Step 1

    Mix the dry ingredients (cornmeal and self-rising flour) together first in a medium-large bowl, stir.

  • Step 2

    Add milk, egg, and melted butter to the bowl and whisk until a smooth batter forms.

  • Step 3

    Place a Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick® PossiblePan™ over medium-high heat. Add the oil and preheat for 3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    When oil is hot (not smoking), add 1 tablespoon of batter at a time. No more than 4 at a time to ensure they have enough space (about an inch or so between each tablespoon of batter).

  • Step 5

    Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Then flip and continue cooking until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Transfer fried cornbread to a paper lined plate and sprinkle with salt (optional). Repeat with remaining batter.