Classic Kiddie Favorites: How To Make Crispy Corn Nuggets?

By Rose | Snack

Apr 13
Classic Kiddie Favorites: How To Make Crispy Corn Nuggets?

Corn nuggets! A nice quick and crispy tender snack for all. They can be cooked in different ways from deep fried to baked. Care to make an experiment? Add a bit of jam and honey to the nuggets and see what the outcome is. Since this delicious treat is so simple, it would be easy as pie to learn it as well!

How to Make Corn Nuggets

Simple steps, simple things, simple food! Making this won’t be much of harm. The texture of this meal may be rough but it isn’t rough at all! So grab your apron, grab your frying pan, and get ready to learn “How to Make Crispy Corn Nuggets”!!!


What Are Corn Nuggets?

What are they you ask? Well, corn nuggets is a simple yet delightful little snack for everyone! They were originally made in the South part of United States and seems like it is a traditional snack there. They are made out of flour, egg, milk, and butter. Choose to add cheese and pepper if you want to make cheese corn nuggets.

What Are Corn Nuggets?

As I said, they can be cooked in different ways:

  • Using skillet.
  • Deep fried using deep fryers.
  • Baked using oven.

Although there are three different ways on how to cook them, it will always be the same outcome for all of the methods used. The only difference between them is what appliances and tools you’ll need.

Deep frying is the most commonly used when making this recipe but you are encouraged to choose the method that best suits you or you are comfortable with. They are great for snacks for kids, appetizers for parties or even finger foods when watching movies.

What Do I Need To Get To Make Corn Nuggets?

These things are at least easy to find, so thankfully it won’t be so much of a hassle. Although there are many different types of corn like dent corn and flint corn, widely used for making nuggets is the sweet corn.

What Do I Need To Get To Make Corn Nuggets?

Making Corn Nuggets Using
Deep Fryers

To make corn nuggets, here are the ingredients that you’re going to need:

  • 1 can creamed corn.
  • 1 can kernel corn (water drained).
  • ½ cup yellow corn meal.
  • 1 egg (only the white needed).
  • 2 tbsp. milk.
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • 3 cups oil of your choice (for deep frying).
  • ¾ grated cheese.

For the coating:

  • Flour.
  • Water.
  • Bread crumbs.


  • Sweet corn is most fit for corn nuggets due to the sweetness of its juice and how much milky substance comes out of it.
  • Creamed corn is made when a corns’ creamy juice is extracted from it.

How To Cook Them?

Cooking them is as simple as making scrambled eggs in a frying pan in your Kitchen. Although the only difference is that it’s a different recipe. How do you make them? Follow these easy steps and get it all done in no time:

Step #1

Please prepare the needed ingredients.

Step #2

If using fresh corns, get the corn that you bought or grew yourself and put them in a pressure cooker for at least 5 minutes and not beyond.

Step #3

After cooking it for at least 5 minutes, take the corn out, let it cool down and take out the corn kernels.

Step #4

Grind at least ¾ of the kernels (coarse). 
If you are not using fresh corn, no need for steps #2 - #4 just replace it with the corn in cans.

Step #5

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients (do not include the oil and the ingredients for the coating) together and mix them well.

Step #6

When done mixing them all together, divide them into a small little flat circle like cutlet balls.

Step #7

Mix the flour and water in a separate bowl and when done, dip the flat cutlet balls into the Maida Batter then role each and every one of them in breadcrumbs.

Step #8

Deep fry them in oil (180 degrees C) until they take in the color of crispy gold. You can use either a deep fryer or a big skillet. Put the nuggets on paper towels to drain. Place them on a plate when done… After that…


Above recipe is good for deep frying. Here is how to do it using the two other methods.

How To Cook Corn Nuggets Using 
The Oven?

If you are going to cook them using an oven, this is what you will do.

Step #1 - 7

Would be the same, but in step #8 there is a difference.

Step #8

Place the cut nuggets into baking sheets. Arrange them well, as not to touch each other. Otherwise, they will stick together.

Step #9

Bake it at 200 degrees C good for 12 minutes (turning it after 6 minutes). Take it out, let it cool, and serve!

How To Cook Corn Nuggets Using 

Using deep fryers and skillets only have a slight difference.  

  • In deep frying, your nuggets will be browned and cooked evenly, faster and easy too.
  • In skillets, you need to make sure it does not burn and be vigilant in flipping it to achieve its perfect cooked brown. It is your choice.

However, shallow frying does not need a lot of oil to be used. Here is what you need to do:

Step #1 - 7

Would be the same, but in step #8 there is a difference.

Step #8

Using a skillet, fry them in oil (180 degrees C) making sure not close enough so not to stick to each other.

Step #9

Flip it from time to time making sure it has even brown and not get burned. Do it until they take in the color of crispy gold.

Step #10

Put the nuggets on paper towels to drain. Place them on a plate when done.

Want to be creative? Here is a video sharing an idea on how to serve cheese corn nuggets on parties!

Let me show you a video of another interesting way on how to make cheese corn nuggets more delightful on the table. Chicken nuggets served with greens and achaari mayonnaise.

Additional Tips

Here are additional tips that would help you make your corn nuggets easier:

Additional tips that would help you make your corn nuggets easier
  • You can eat the corn nuggets plain or dip them in your favorite sauce like tomato sauce, mayonnaise or salad dips.
  • To help the nuggets keep its ball shape, you can freeze them before dipping to coat then fry (You can also use any mold container in the freezer to keep it intact).
  • Do not put too many nuggets in the deep fryer. It would be hard for you to take it out one by one since it will end up stuck to each other.
  • Freeze the tray/molder/container ahead before putting in the ball-formed nuggets. It would make it freeze faster cutting out the agony of waiting.

For those who loves corn nuggets but do not have time to make it from scratch, there is good news for you! Corn nuggets are available in your favorite supermarkets so it is just as easy as pick, buy, fry and eat! It is more recommendable though to make it at home when you have time since it would be healthier to eat fresh and new ingredients.

Here are a few brands that you can find in the grocery stores and they have different flavors too!

Are Corn Nuggets Healthy To Eat?

Yes, indeed they really are! They are good for the body, mood, and also good for your taste buds! Corn nuggets consists of good protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and helps you with your iron.

Are Corn Nuggets Healthy To Eat?

Here are the health benefits that you can get from eating them:

  • Since it has a high level of fiber, it helps good digestion and eases constipation. Usually letting kids eat food rich in fiber are hard but with corn, so easy since they love it!
  • It has a high content of vitamin B12 and folic acid, so it is highly recommended for pregnant women.
  • Needless to say, carbohydrates give energy. You can give this to your kids as snacks before any heavy activity.
  • Corn also have beta carotene so it is great in producing vitamin A that is good for maintaining good vision.
  • Also rich in antioxidants, it can help avoid cancers.

How do you call your corn nuggets? Where are you from? Cheese corn nuggets, corn nuggets, corn balls or corn fritters, they are actually the same. As creative human beings are when it comes to food, a simple recipe can be different in little ways depending on someone’s taste and style.

Now you know all about corn nuggets, I bet you are about to make one of your own. Would you care to share?

Classic Kiddie Favorites: How To Make Crispy Corn Nuggets?
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