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Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

 Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters. Perfect appetizer in just 15 minutes. 

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

It’s been a year.

One year since I packed a moving truck full of my Los Angeles life, threw my bulldog in my car, and headed north. 12 months since I drove the length of Highway 1 through Big Sur, up into Oregon and onto a new life in Seattle.  Four seasons, a comprehensive life change, a second book, several personal tragedies, two magazine award nominations, and one hop harvest season.

Hand over my heart, I can swear to you that I love it. I love Seattle more than I expected, more than I even wanted to. The SoCal girl in me was terrified of the winter, which made it even more shocking that I found it gorgeous and mild. I don’t mind the rain, and it comes much less often than I’d prepared myself for. The beer is fantastic. The produce is world class.

The people are fascinating. They’re recyclers, runners, coffee drinkers, friendly but reluctant to make friends, well traveled homebodies, locavores and craft-everything lovers. It’s a culture I feel comfortable in.

And the beer is even better than I’d hoped and the scene is expanding in a way that I can’t even keep up with.  I’ll never be bored here, I’ll never run out of new breweries to visit or beers to sample. There will always be people to meet, beer to drink, dishes to cook. I’ve made my home here, I’ve found a space, and I can’t wait for more of all of it.

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

Servings 24 fritters


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup corn kernels thawed if frozen
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1/3 cup pale ale
  • 1 tbs lime juice about 1 large lime
  • 2 tbs chopped cilantro
  • Canola oil for frying


  • In a large bowl add the flour, corn meal, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and corn kernels, stir until well combined.
  • Make a well in the center, add the sour cream, sriracha, pale ale, lime juice, and cilantro, stir until well combined.
  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add about ½ tablespoon of batter to the oil (a small mellon baller works well), adding 6 to 8 small scoops of batter at a time. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes.


If fritters cook too quickly on the outside and the inside is still raw, either the oil is too hot or the fritters are too large. Try to first reduce the heat of the oil, then reduce the size of the fritters to fix the problem.


Sriracha Lime Beer Corn Fritters

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 25, 2015 um 4:57 am

A giant batch of these and some dipping sauce and I’m IN (like literally inside for the night)!


Jenna February 25, 2015 um 9:03 am

Isn’t this place amazing?! I’m a FL transplant of 7+ years and I’m never looking back. I freaking adore WA. So much character, so much spirit, so much LIFE! Cannot believe it’s been a year that you’re here already, I was really hoping you’d like it. Don’t forget to tell people how much it rains though, we need to keep our traffic congestion down 😉


LK February 25, 2015 um 11:13 am

Yum, I’m having some folks over for beer and games this weekend, and I’m definitely making these! I have to say, I’m a bit jealous of your move to Seattle. I spent some time there a few months ago, and hated to leave.


Mary @chattavore February 25, 2015 um 5:22 pm

I LOVE corn fritters and I’ve never thought of making them with beer. I will definitely be trying these!


Amy February 26, 2015 um 6:14 am

Perfect for kicking back with a cold one. Yummy!


Lokness @ The Missing Lokness February 26, 2015 um 4:37 pm

Sounds absolutely perfect! Sweet corn and sriracha! Can’t wait to try these. Pinned!


Alicia February 28, 2015 um 7:07 am

I 'm going to the store now to get Sriracha ,but is there something to dip these in?


Jackie February 28, 2015 um 8:48 am

Mix sour cream with Sriracha. So good.


Kari March 2, 2015 um 6:21 am

Great twist on the classic corn fritters! My husband is going to love these!


Bryn Price March 3, 2015 um 2:41 pm

What could i possibly replace the sour cream with as i’m allergic to dairy, and would love to try this one. Most other recipes substitutions have been easy for non-dairy alternatives, but sour cream in this use, might be a difficult one.


Emily Wilson May 6, 2018 um 2:39 pm

I just made these last night and they were so simple and amazingly delish! If I could rate this recipe I’d give it a 10 out of 5 stars. 🙂 Thanks for such a reliably good recipe, Jackie!


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