Torticas de Chocolo (Corn-Scallion Cakes)

Torticas de Chocolo

This recipe is the result of my trying to make a Colombian snack. I tried to make Fried Colombian Corn Fritters or Torticas de Chocolo Fritas at least 5 times, but they didn’t work! These Fried Corn Fritters are a popular Colombian street food and they are fantastic. If one of my Colombian readers has a good recipe for these fritters and wants to share it with us, I would appreciate it.

So, I decided to make my own baked version with the batter I had left over and they came out absolutely delicious. I used the same ingredients from the Fried Corn Fritters recipe that my friend gave me, but to bake them, I added corn meal to the batter.

Buen provecho!



  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup queso fresco or white cheese
  • 1/2 scallion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place the corn, eggs, and scallion in a blender and blend until a thick batter is just formed.
  2. Place in a bowl and add the queso fresco, corn meal, sugar and salt. Mix well using a fork.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°. 
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake or muffins tray, filling them about 2/3-3/4 full.  Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15 to 20 minutes.
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  1. Anonymous says

    delicious!! looks great and healthy. I didn’t know you like cooking and baking colombian specialties. Great job. Looks to me that envueltos de maiz are the same as cuban tamales, they a so goodddddddddddddddd. Congratulations!!!

  2. says

    I like torticas de maiz….I make them to look like little pancakes. Your version is very pretty and i can just taste them hot with lots of butter on them. Call me Julia Childs…..

  3. says

    When i was in the mexican restaurant we were served the corn bread in little mould. You have some! they are so cute. It is time now I make my own cute corn bread at home.

  4. Vivian says

    How funny! I tried to make the masitas too and also ended up having to add corn muffin mix because i didn’t want to waste the batter. i baked it and just had cornbread. I came to your site looking for a corn fritters recipe that I’m really craving. Will have to keep looking!

  5. Laura says

    Tengo la receta:
    Maiz en grano congelado y lo licuo con un huevo, azucar. Cuando está la mezcla la vierto en un recipiente y le voy agregando harina de trigo hasta que la mezcla espese un poquito, luego con una cuchara pongo masa en aceite caliente (en un sarten) y ya estan :) Muy fácil.

  6. Diana Lopez says

    These were a-ma-zing! I didn’t add the scallions because I’m not a big fan of the onion family but did everything else as directed. The queso fresco made these so moist that every bite was just out of this world. At the beginning I was afraid of making these based on the nightmarish experience we had while trying to make the arepas de choclo last year. But these were easy and simple to make. =D

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