Mexican Corn Cutlets

Corn cutlets, a childhood fav of mine get a Zesty Fun Mexican Make-over….Yum yum! 🙂
Boil, peel and mash 4-5 large potatoes
Add 1 cup coarsely pulsed boiled corn (just a few whirls in your chopper, not completely ground)
Add 1 small finely chopped onion, a minced jalapeño, and a fistful of cilantro
Next add salt, cayenne (or red chilli pwdr), 1/2 a tsp each of ground coriander pwdr and oregano. Also add 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and a generous squeeze of lime. Mix together to combine.
Now add 1/2 a cup of grated cheddar cheese (I used the grated Mexican blend available in the supermarkets) and 1/2 a cup of bread crumbs (I used Japanese Panko). You might need to use more bread crumbs if your potatoes are sticky! Add in small increments, as needed.
Form into long ovals.
Deep fry in medium hot oil. Do not over crowd…to avoid the cutlets from breaking!
Drain on paper towel…serve with your fav ketchup/hot sauce!


  1. Madam without bred crums not possible if we use maida

  2. is there a way to shallow fry? or bake ?

  3. It looks so perfect and delicious

  4. Santosh Narayanan

    You can also make it in non stick appam svessel spraying cooking spray oil that will avoid oil consumption and also tastes the same.

  5. hi ruchiairen,

    I tried this cutlet…as soon as i saw ur post got tempted to tryout immediately. Here are the few things i let u know before asking questions.

    As we dont eat onion and garlic i made few changes

    1. Instead of onion i used finely chopped cabbage.
    2. Added Hing and ginger inplace of garlic.

    other than this above changes, i follwed ur step exactly.I have a question now, the cutlet is prefect in its shape and consistency(I mean it is not wet …the bread crums added binded everything perfectly).Later when i dropped just 2 cutlet in oil for frying it started leaving its shape and everything fall apart in oil i removed everything…next cutlet i dipped in cornflour mix(constarch+water) and rolled in bread crumbs..then it came out perfect..y it went wrong for me…

    • Chances are the oil was nit hit enough! Make sure to heat the oil well, before adding the cutlets!

  6. Can we bake them

  7. I tried these today but for some reson they broke apart while frying…i tried adding more breadcrumbs…still the same…what cud be the reason?

    • Apart from bread crumbs, the other reason could be….Trying to fry cutlets in oil that was not hot enough! Next time, make a small trial cutlet. Heat the oil in medium high and test temperature, by frying the trial cutlet.

  8. I tried these. Tate was really good. Nice twist to regular cutlets. But for some reason i couldnt fry them…they were breaking apart while frying…so opted to shallow fry. Any idea why this happened..Thanks in advance!