20 November 2010

Recipe: Friday Night Favourite - Sweetcorn Fritters

If you spend any time in our house, you'll know that we are BIG corn fritter fans. They are one of Noah's most requested meals and a great easy Friday night picnic fare. Mark still says to this day that back when we first started going out, it was one of the first iconic Kiwi meals I cooked him. I'm actually amazed he ever ate it, since he wasn't great with any kind of veges back in the day. He must have been far too in love and too polite to say no!

Anyhow I digress. Back to the recipe....

The classic Edmonds cookbook (which every NZ household surely has!) provides a great starter for a classic fritter recipe, but we add our own ingredients to give them a bit more pizzazz. You can't even taste the grated courgette and it is a great, secret squirrel way of adding greens into the meal for kids.


So without further ado...

Sweetcorn Fritters..Our Style


3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
1 tin creamed corn
1 tsp baking powder
Good pinch of salt
Optional extras (any or all of these!)
1 grated zucchini (courgette)
1/2 chopped red onion or 1 chopped normal onion
3 rashers cooked chopped bacon (either on the side or chopped into the mixture)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Add eggs, tin of corn and salt and all the optional extras.
Mix together until combined.
Drizzle olive oil in pan. When pan is medium hot, drop dessert sized spoon fulls (or whatever size suits - we sometimes do smaller ones for the littlies) into the pan.
Cook until just brown and flip over.
Keep cooked ones warm in oven till ready to serve.

It really is that easy!

Great served with sweet chilli sauce, mayo, tomato sauce, sweet fruit chutney or a combination of all of these for garnish.

Goes nicely with salad fresh from the garden in summer or a homemade rataouille in winter.

Best eaten on your knees around the coffee table on Friday night picnic night ;-)


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