Ever wondered how to make corn fritters like your favourite cafe? This easy recipe will have you cafe dining at home in no time.
On the weekends I tend to head to the local farmers’ market to pick up fruit and vegetables for the coming week. There is no plan, it is a case of seeing what is in season and what inspires me. I tend to devise my weeks’ menu on what goodies I have purchased.
Ears of corn are an item I always pick up. It always seems fresher, more vibrant and tastes better from the markets. We enjoy eating corn quite a bit. Whole ears will be barbequed, and I love it grilled Japanese style.
Even though I love my fresh corn, corn kernels are something that I do keep in the freezer for emergency cooking. I have even been know to have a tin or two in the cupboard.
These corn fritters are one of those perfect canned corn recipes. Of course it works just as well with freshly picked ears of corn, or with frozen corn.
On this occasion I served them with some tomato relish which had been sitting unopened in the cupboard for a little while. Actually the relish was the reason why I made the fritters. It’s residency in the cupboard was starting to annoy me, the duration way too long. The relish needed to be evicted, used.
I have since served them with salsa, which goes perfectly. Top with some fresh coriander (cilantro) and it is a little tex mex trip for your taste buds.
You could make this meal even more substantial. For breakfast adds some bacon rashers and a few slow cooked roma tomatoes. Brunch? Add a fresh green salad to accompany the relish.
Do you keep a stash of frozen and/or tinned vegetables on hand?
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Corn Fritters with Tomato Relish
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups corn kernels
- ½ cup chopped continental parsley
- ¼ cup chopped chives
- In a medium bowl place all the ingredients and mix well.
- Heat a non stick fry pan over a medium heat with a small splash of olive oil.
- Heap large tablespoons of the mixture into the fry pan and cook until brown on one side and nearly cooked through. Turn your fritters and brown and cook the other side.
- Serve with tomato relish.
All measurements are Australian metric standard. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified. 1 teaspoon = 5ml / 1 tablespoon = 20mls / 1 cup = 250ml /4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.