In summertime I love making quick, fresh and healthy dinners! Sweetcorn fritters are something I love at brunch or dinner time and recently I found a great recipe that I thought I’d share. These savoury morsels are quite the treat – but guilt free!
(Serves 1-2 people)
- Fresh sweetcorn kernels
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 heaped tbsp. self-raising flour
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil for frying
- Optional add-ins: capsicum (peppers), spring onions, chilli or anything else that takes your fancy!
I was inspired to make this recipe because I’d purchased some lovely fresh corn from the Portobello markets but you can also use canned (not creamed!) or frozen corn but personally I think you can’t beat FRESH corn off the cob :)
Start by removing the kernels from 2 large heads of sweet corn with a sharp knife….
Put them into a mixing bowl with a whole egg, a little salt & pepper and 1 heaped tbsp of self-raising flour….
plus I opted to add some more colour to my corn fritters in the form of red capsicum…
Beat the separate egg white until stiff….
Mix the corn, egg, flour, capsicum together and gently fold in the whipped egg white into the mixture. (Be careful not to over-mix the batter because this will result in heavy cakes)
Drizzle a little olive oil into a nonstick frying pan. When the oil is warm, place large tablespoons of the batter in the pan and leave for a couple of minutes to brown lightly…
Flip them over with a palette knife and cook the other side. Lift out, drain on kitchen paper, then eat immediately. I served mine with a small rocket salad on the side and a big dollop of avocado mash on top! Avocado mash = roughly mashed avocado, chopped coriander and parsley & some lemon/lime juice. Nom nom…
Let me tell you, these were truly delicious, filling and super easy to make! For an even more yummier meal you could add some cooked rashers of bacon or slices of grilled haloumi and roast vine tomatoes. Have you tried sweetcorn fritters before? If not, I think you should give it a go…..it looks tasty doesn’t it?!