Corn Nugget Recipe

With a sweet and savory taste, corn nuggets are always on the top of the best snacks in the US. They are indeed a stunning dish made from corn kernels which are battered or breaded and then deep-fried or baked. This dish originated in Native American cuisine and now has become a traditional snack in the southern United States.

Have you ever eaten or made this delicious dish before? If not, why don’t you down here and check now a list of easy-to-do corn nugget recipe that you can follow.

Cheese corn nugget

First of all, you should try the simplest and easiest recipe of the cheese corn nugget. Let’s prepare ingredients for making cheese balls!

  • A can of sweet corn (remember to boil before cooking)
  • 200g grated processed cheese
  • 2 mashed potatoes
  • Every tablespoon of cornstarch, refined flour, and white pepper powder
  • Salt, sugar, and oregano

Then continue making a batter with:

  • Cornstarch or corn flour
  • Refined flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt and water
  • Breadcrumbs for coating

Mix all the ingredients for making cheese balls in a big bowl. Make sure you blend all well with your hand. Next, divide the mixture into small equal parts and give them a shape such as flat, round, etc.

Dip each cheese cornball into the batter. Make sure the dough is thick enough to cover the ball entirely. Continue wrapping it with breadcrumbs and press it gently. Relying on that, the extra moisture will be soaked well.

Start heating oil in a pan or use a deep-fry machine (if you have) and put each ball into it slightly. When all are covered by oil, you should reduce the flame and deep-fry them untilgetting a golden-brown color.

Before eating, youneed to place these cheese cornballs on a greaseproof paper to decrease the amount of oil. Afterward, serve them with sauce or chutney.


Creamy vegan corn nuggets

This is another simple corn nugget recipe that just takes some minutes to prepare. This delicious dish is often eaten in party poppers or served as an appetizer like the cheese corn nuggets. With a crispy cover and a creamy taste inside, you absolutely love it.

Let’s prepare some necessary ingredients!

  • 2 cups of flour
  • Every teaspoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ cup of non-diary soy, semolina and boiled sweet corn
  • Salt and water
  • Oil for frying

And now, let’s start cooking!

Mix well ginger and garlic paste, non-diary milk, red chili powder, and boiled sweet corn into a bowl. Then divide this mixture into small and equal parts. Use another bowl toblend flour and water for preparing the batter. Remember to check the batter consistency to avoid too thick or too liquid.

Next, dip each ball into the batter and then sprinkle semolina to create a crunchy texture. After that, heat some oil and put them slowly into the pan. Fry about 5 minutes or until catching a golden-brown color.

Finally, serve these delicious nuggets with chutney or vegan ketchup as you want.


Corn nugget crab cake

Now, let’s try something new with the corn nugget crab cake! You might spend more time on making this dish, but its tasty flavor is worth to try.


Please prepare some necessary ingredients first, including:

  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 ounces shrimp (cut up, peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Salt and pepper

Separate corn kernels from corncobs with a sharp knife or a dedicated tool. Then boil water in a pot, put corn in the steamer basket and steam around 10-15 minutes or until tender. After that, pour the corn into a bowl to cool and set aside.

Add shrimp and milk in a small food processor and process to get a smooth paste. Next, pour this paste into the bowl with cooked corn and mix well. Remember to season with a bit of salt and pepper before covering and placing in the refrigerator.

Later, continue preparing other ingredients to make crab cake!

  • 8 ounces picked crab meat
  • Every tablespoon of grainy mustard, soy sauce, and chopped tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and black pepper

Take another bowl, pour crab meat, mustard, mayonnaise, chives, soy sauce, and tarragon together and then season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne (if you like). Blend all well and set aside.

Take the corn mixture from the refrigerator and start making a shape. Spread about 12 pieces of plastic wrap (about 12 inches) on a clean and damp surface. Put the corn mixture in the center and then cover with another piece of plastic wrap. Use your hand and flatten this mixture into a flat disc (not too thin). Then discard the top piece of the wrap.

Next, scoop the crab mixture and put it in the center of the corn. Lift corners of the plastic wrap and twist it in order to tighten the mixture and completely enclose the crab mixture in the corn. Put all in round cookie cutters or ring molds to get the shape you want.

Later, steam all in the steamer about 5 minutes and then place in a plate. Let’s all cool naturally and put in the refrigerator for few hours or up to a day.

The next thing you need to is to preheat the oven to 3250F and sweep butter over a heatproof baking dish. Then take the cakes from the refrigerator and cut off the plastic wrap. Make sure you remove it entirely before placing each cake over the baking dish. Then, continue brushing butter on the top of the cakes.

Put all in the oven for 4 or 5 minutes and then turn on the grill and broil until seeing a golden-brown color and getting a crispy cover. Take all out and serve with chili sauce or any sauce you like.


Which corn nugget recipe do you want to try for the next snack? Love the flavor of cheese or the mixture of crab and shrimp? Try to prepare all three recipes since each brings unique and delicious taste. And if you’re a food lover, don’t miss other tasty recipes on this site such as cooking frozen tuna steaks or cooking brats on stovetop. You’re guaranteed to receive useful information about cooking.