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 6
Calories 120kcal


  • 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


  • ½ cup sour cream to serve (½ cup = 120g)


  • 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.
  • If wanted, serve with a salad/potatoes/rice and your sour cream. Enjoy 🙂


Want some more great dinner ideas? Check out these perfect pizza potatoes – they rock! These zoodles offer something completely different, too!


Nutrition Facts
Sweetcorn Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* 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. 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!

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