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Sweetcorn Fritters – The new kitchen staple

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Without a doubt, there’s something joyful about simple foods. And that’s where these sweetcorn fritters really shine.

They’re tasty and uncomplicated, and can virtually always be made with foods leftover in the cupboard.

Eaten with a side or as a stand-alone meal, these corn fritters are an easy recipe that’s just great to have under the belt.

If you’ve run out of ideas or simply need something quick and nutritious for the family, then they’re awesome as a go-to.

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Madcap experiments

These delicious fritters have led to more experimentation than usual. Often when we make a new recipe, it’s handed to us finished by Heiko, Jansen or Kat.

In this particular case, it was given to us by Heiko (thanks Heiko!) and straight away I was hooked.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried and tested this recipe now. But I can tell you my findings.

For full disclosure, I just took a break from writing this to make them again.

  • In blind taste-testing, being cooked in butter instead of olive oil didn’t produce any discernible improvement to taste. We’ll stick with olive oil for the health benefits.
  • Less flour and the fritter won’t hold together. Don’t skimp on the flour.
  • Making these corn fritters vegan isn’t just possible, it’s delicious! The egg is needed for binding the fritters together – and a ‘flax egg’ works too. To make a ‘flax egg’ add 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds to 3 tbsp hot water, stir, and let thicken). Add it to the recipe in place of the egg.
  • Serve the fritters with a little extra salt on top. It really brings out the taste.
  • A lot of different sides fit sweetcorn fritters – potatoes or rice are a great choice. The fritters are also delicious on their own, or with a little sour creme.

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Sweetcorn Fritters
4.75 from 31 votes
Make these sweetcorn fritters your new go-to recipe with ingredients you’ll always find in your kitchen. They’re vegan-friendly, too!
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time:6 minutes
Cook Time:14 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
Servings:2 servings (3 fritters per serving)


  • cup whole grain flour (⅓ cup = 45g)
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg (or mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp hot water, stir and let rest for a min to create a ‘flax egg’)
  • 6 tbsp water
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 1 heaped cup sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • ½ cup low fat Greek Yogurt (½ cup = 120g)(or sour cream)
  • 2 handful baby leaf salad


  • In a bowl add flour, caraway seeds, cayenne pepper, salt, egg and water. Mix to a batter.
  • Finely dice the red onion and rinse and drain the sweetcorn. Mix in both to the batter.
  • Add the olive oil to a pan and set to medium heat.
  • Now, ideally with a big spoon, take a burger-sized amount of the batter and place it into the pan. If needed adjust slightly with the spoon to make the patties look nice.
  • Fry flat in the pan 5 minutes each side or until golden brown.
  • Serve with a some baby leaf salad and your sour cream. Enjoy 🙂


The nutri info includes low fat Greek yoghurt and a handful of green salad per serving. So one serving is 3 sweetcorn fritters, some salad and yoghurt.
*We’ve used low fat to keep the calories to about 240 kcals per serving. You could use regular Greek yoghurt or sour cream and the servings would be roughly 305 kcals each.
Want some more great dinner ideas? Check out these perfect pizza potatoes – they rock! These zoodles offer something completely different, too!


Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars
    It’s really a very simple recipe and it’s very necessary to try right away. Thank you for sharing that unique and delicious recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Sounds like a tasty and easy dinner, I would like to try it. Thanks for your recipe, I enjoy it.

  3. 4 stars
    The fritters were good. I took them to a potluck and was asked for the recipe. I personally felt like the onions were a little raw, perhaps I needed to dice them up much finer. I used dill weed because I didn’t have caraway. I feel like there are a couple adjustments that could take these up another level. Solid quick recipe.

    1. Hi Caleb, thanks a ton for your lovely feedback! Now you made me want to make these fritters again with your ideas. Will let you know!

  4. I just found this recipe last night and as luck would have it I had just enough left-over corn from dinner. I made these little beauties for lunch and they came out great. In addition to the sour cream, I served a healthy tablespoon of sweet chili sauce and instead of the regular salt, I substituted 1/2 t of chili lime salt in the batter and then sprinkled the tops with regular sea salt.
    Now I can’t wait to try this batter with other leftover vegs – zucchini, mushrooms, green beans. Hello, my new love!

  5. Hey!What a great recipe,thank you really so much! Although I dont get it why is it so much calories?If I count everything,the whole recipe is that much but not a portion.Nah,dont mind it actually,its really good

    1. Hi Kat, glad you enjoyed it! You’re absolutely right, the kcals was showing for the whole amount and not each serving. It should be about 120kcals per fritter :). I hope that helps!

  6. 3 stars
    For us, the caraway was WAY too strong, and we like heavy seasoning. I’ll reduce the caraway by half next time and expect we will love it. I also sautéed the onion before adding to the batter to cut down on that raw oniony punch.

    1. Hey Corinne, thanks for the feedback. Yes, definitely gotta be careful with the caraway. I love the onions raw in it (plus it saves time!) 🙂

  7. hey, what kind of flour?

    1. Heya Sophie, honestly – any type works! I usually use a mix of plain white and whole grain 🙂

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