Fried Corns with Butter

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

One of the all-time favourite appetizers for Vietnamese, enjoyed by people of all ages.

Fried Corns with Butter Photo: @v.huongg1010

Detailed Instructions


  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • ½ cup custard powder or 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • Salt, chili powder
  • 3 tsp butter
  • Oil, some seasoning (pepper, chili powder, salt)


  1. Defrost and boil the corn kernels in salted water for about 3-4 minutes, then drain well and let cool.
  2. Mix custard powder (or 1/2 egg yolk) and corn flour together. Add in some 1/2 tsp of salt and and mingle well with the corn kernels. Set aside for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Make another coating of flour mixture for the corn kernels: better flour coating leads to crunchier fried corn kernels. Mix in with the coated kernel.
  4. Heat butter in a deep saucepan with oil. Add in the kernels and fry until they turn golden. It is better to fry the corn mixture in 2 batches.
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