Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

My toddler, Alfie, loves his food. He’s the only one of my three children who gets excited when he sees a bag of carrots (or any vegetables for that matter) going into the trolley. I’m delighted as I’m not a fan of veggies myself and his siblings would rather leave them than take them (although the teen will occasionally eat some, the 8 year old refuses them point blank)

I stumbled across this recipe a couple of years ago and to be honest, even though it was a hit, I never made it again. To be honest I’m not even sure why because it’s so simple to make! I’ve used Frylight spray oil to cook with because I’m following Slimming World at the moment and well, it makes them a little healthier. Since I joined last July we have all become used to it and really don’t like the taste of anything fried in “proper oil” anymore!

These fritters make a lovely breakfast treat, I usually serve with bacon medallions (and a mug of tea for me!) but Alfie, who (as already mentioned) loves his grub, got a bit of a shock initially because he thought they were pancakes but it didn’t take too long for him to devour them. I caught him stealing one from the fridge later on the same day!

INGREDIENTS

Tin sweetcorn drained (I used 250g frozen on the day because I had no tins of sweetcorn, left out for 30mins before cooking so it would be easier to chop in the food processor)

2 eggs

100ml milk

100g self raising flour

salt & pepper to taste (I left out the salt because I was cooking them for Alfie)

spray oil (for frying)

METHOD

Open the can of sweetcorn, drain well (pat well with kitchen towel if you wish).

Place in a food processor and pulse until smooth (this is not strictly necessary but I do it to disguise it for fussy kids)

Sift flour and seasoning into a bowl.

Make a well in the centre and add the egg and milk.

Mix well to form a batter.

Add the sweetcorn and mix until it is all combined.

Spray your frying pan with oil and put on a medium heat.

Drop a tablespoon of mixture onto the pan.

When brown on one side, turn and cook the other side.

4 comments

  1. Nicola says:

    Oh I must try these, my youngest fella loves certain veggies, it’s hit and miss with three of them and my eldest chap will not touch them for love nor money!

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