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.

Click here to see more Off The Beaten Plate. Click here to see drinks featured in Lawrence Libations. For more tidbits from Lawrence’s restaurant scene, check out the Wined & Dined blog.

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.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.