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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.

We’ve learnt over the years in that order to improve your food life you need several things.

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Spice up your kitchen life with sweetcorn fritters

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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

Make these sweetcorn fritters your new go-to recipe with ingredients you’ll always find in your kitchen. They’re vegan-friendly, too!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Mains
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings (makes 6 fritters)
Calories 444kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Optional:

  • ½ cup sour cream to serve (½ cup = 120g)
  • 2 handful baby leaf salad

Instructions 

  • 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 🙂

Notes

Notes:
The nutri info includes sour cream and a handful of green salad. So one serving are 3 sweetcorn fritters, some salad and sour cream.
 
Want some more great dinner ideas? Check out these perfect pizza potatoes – they rock! These zoodles offer something completely different, too!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweetcorn Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1455IU29%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

12 comments

  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. resep masakan

    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.

  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

    • 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.

    • 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?

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