For many locals, the corn fritters served at the drive-in theater were a favorite snack, but unfortunately it was closed in the last few years due to a fire.  Like many of us, Nana misses this special treat, so she has refined her own recipe to get the batter just as she likes it, and then she added jalapenos.  If making these fritters bring back memories of the Sky-Vue Drive-In, and you long for one of their amazing Chihuahua Sandwiches, try making it using Nana’s Not So Traditional Chili and homemade jalapeno pimento cheese.


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • oil for frying


  • While mixing the ingredients begin heating the oil to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl mix together first 5 ingredients.
  • Add the milk and eggs and stir until just combined.
  • Stir in the corn and jalapenos.
  • Drop the fritter batter into the oil by large spoonfuls.  A small ice cream scoop works well.
  • Fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.


Other ingredients can also be added to the batter.  Such as crumbled bacon, onions, chives, etcetera.

They can also be made sweet instead of savory. Leave out the corn, jalapenos, garlic, and cheese and add ½ cup sugar and a yummy fruit of your choice.