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Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters with Sweet Chilli Sauce


Sweet and delicious, corn is surprisingly nutrient-rich, loaded with carotenoids, which fight infection and promote healthy eyesight, hair and skin, as well as carbohydrate, fibre, vitamin C and manganese. These fritters tend to be a hit with all ages. Try them served with chopped avocado and crispy bacon, grilled chicken or lamb chop!

  • Prep – 5 mins
  • Cook– 5 mins

 Ingredients for 12 fritters

  • 1 large, free range egg
  • 1 large can sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 tbsp creamed canned sweetcorn
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp green chilli, v finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ - ½ tsp salt and a few grinds of black pepper
  • zest of one lime
  • 25g fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp gram (chickpea) flour or plain flour
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil for frying
  • Ketchup or chilli sauce for dipping

 Method 

  1. Break the egg into a mixing bowl and lightly whisk with a fork. Add the sweet corn, the creamed sweet corn, spring onions, chilli, cumin, seasoning, lime zest, coriander and flour. Stir until well combined.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan over a medium heat. Dollop tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Remove with a slice and place onto a piece of kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil.
  4. Serve with homemade ketchup or chilli sauce.