Off the Beaten Plate: Corn nuggets at Jefferson's Restaurant

Corn nuggets at Jefferson's, 743 Massachusetts St.

Corn nuggets at Jefferson's, 743 Massachusetts St. by Joanna Hlavacek

A trip to Jefferson’s just isn’t complete without a sampling of one of the restaurant’s many fried delicacies.

This week’s visit — our first after its grand reopening last week — included a basket of the Lawrence staple’s corn nuggets.

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Apparently, these golden orbs of lightly fried sweet corn are a popular treat in the South, where they’re also called “corn fritters.” (On a personal note, I hadn’t heard of corn nuggets until a Texan friend mentioned them to me earlier this summer, so maybe my sophisticated Wichita upbringing has failed me in this regard.)

The nuggets at Jefferson’s — which, it should be said, originated down in Alabama — boast the kind of crispy exterior that gives way to creamy, delicious corniness.

Where to get it: Jefferson's Restaurant, 743 Massachusetts St.

What you'll pay: $5.99

Try it with: Honey mustard. It comes on the side.

Also on the menu: Plenty of other fried appetizers (among them fried dill pickles), plus salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken tenders, oysters (served raw or baked) and of course, chicken wings.

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