When my Riverford organic vegetable delivery arrived I was thrilled to spy three perfectly golden sweetcorn: summertime right there in my box. Wrapped in nature’s best packaging aka leaves with a tuft of what looked like wild hair on top, these fabulous parcels were destined to be turned into a lunchtime treat: sweetcorn fritters.
Now, before you recoil in horror at the thought of fried food, rest assured that these are anything but greasy and only a minimum of oil is involved in cooking these. So, without further ado, here is the quick and easy recipe to turn these golden morsels into a yummy plantbased treat in just over 20 minutes.
Sweetcorn fritters (makes 12)
- Sweetcorn from 2 cobs (or use 250g frozen or tinned in water, drained)
- 1 medium courgette, grated & water squeezed out
- 75g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds, mixed with 1 tbsp water
- 2 Spring onions, sliced
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- a little oil for frying (vegetable or coconut oil work well)
- salt to taste
- optional: coconut flour to thicken or plant milk to loosen the mixture
How to make the fritters
- Mix the chia or flax seeds with the water and set aside to thicken – these will be our egg replacement in this recipe.
- Grate the courgette and once grated, squeeze out any water and add the courgette to a bowl.
- Peel the sweetcorn. Then with a sharp knife, cut the sweetcorn from the cob and add to the bowl with the courgette. You might find it easiest to stand the cob on one end and cut from top to bottom, working your way around the cob. Add the sweetcorn to the bowl.
- Now add all the other ingredients including the sliced Spring onions, flour, baking powder, seasoning and soaked chia/flax seeds. You need a thick batter – if it is too thin, add a little coconut flour but if too thick, simply loosen with a little plant milk.
- Heat a little oil (1 tsp) in a non-stick pan to a medium heat and when hot, add a tbsp of the mixture to the pan to make your first fritter. Depending on the size of your pan, you can fry several fritters at the same time. Cook for 2 minutes until golden, then carefully flip over and fry for a further 2 minutes. Set aside on a warm plate in a warm oven and repeat until you have used up the mixture.
I really hope you will enjoy these – why not drop me a comment and let me know what you think? x