Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

by Erica Dinho on September 13, 2012

Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

Regañonas are a popular and versatile side dish from the Santander department of Colombia. They can be served with fish, meat or poultry, but I’ve also served them for breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer and for dinner with a hearty stew or soup. The possibilities with these corn fritters are truly endless.

These Regañonas or corn fritters are fantastic, they are crispy outside and soft on the inside, and if you have a vegetarian at home like me, they make a great meatless dish.

Buen provecho!

Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)



  • 4 ears of corn
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Remove corn kernels from the cobs, heat oil to 300°F in a pot, and line a large plate with paper towel and keep it close.
  2. Place the corn in the food processor along with eggs, baking powder, sugar and salt, blend until smooth and transfer mixture to a bowl.
  3. Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

  4. Drop the corn batter very gently into oil by the tablespoonful. Do not overcrowd the pot. Once the fritters float to the top, flip them around once until golden brown and they start to darken around the edges.
  5. Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

  6. Take them out with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all fritters are cooked.
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    Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa September 13, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Fantastic! I can imagine dipping them in something spicy….


2 Joanne September 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM

These sound amazing, especially for someone who loves corn as much as I do!


3 rebecca September 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM

i think these would be additctive he he


4 Jenn and Seth September 14, 2012 at 8:39 PM

these are fantastic! i’ll have to make these for me and my little guy!


5 Jeannie September 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I would love to snack on these fritters! Looks absolutely delicious!


6 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! September 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Definitely Erica I will mek these….they look so good!


7 Susana September 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I made these corn fritters for my kids yesterday and we really loved them.Typical Colombian Food is so delicious and your recipes are simple and easy to follow. thanks for these great Colombian recipes.


8 Erica September 21, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Thank you, everyone!


9 Chris September 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Those golden crispy edges look so perfect!


10 Ivy July 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

They look so tempting. I feel like a sprinkle of some sugar on top will make them taste like cake :)


11 Alene August 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Those look amazing! Could it be possible to used canned sweet corn instead of fresh one?


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