We can’t stress enough that this can be dangerous. If you are not extremely careful to make sure that the corn is dry before frying it could result in severe burns on your skin.
TIP: If you don't have buttermilk, you can make your own. Use 1 cup of 2% or whole milk with one tablespoon of vinegar mixed in for this recipe.
TIP: One way to check if the oil is ready for frying is to stick the end of a dry wooden spoon into the oil. If small bubbles form around the wood and start to float up, the oil is ready. If the oil is bubbling hard, the oil is too hot. Remove the pan from the heat, let the oil cool down for a few minutes and re-check the oil. Place the oil back onto the burner and turn the heat down to between medium-high and medium.
TIP: Keep a very close eye on the oil, making certain to adjust the heat up or down to keep the oil from bubbling over.