Posted in Recipes on 20.07.2023
prep: 15 mins / cook: 20 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 35 mins / quantity: 8-10 fritters Print recipe?
Super simple and healthy sweetcorn fritters, packed with flavour and vegan protein! Just one bowl and one frying pan needed for a delicious lunch, brunch or side dish. Gluten free too!
I’ve posted a few ‘new’ recipes lately that I’ve actually been making for myself for quite some time. And whilst these sweetcorn fritters can make the most of summer fresh corn, thanks to frozen or tinned sweetcorn they can also be enjoyed all year round!
Have you enjoyed your summer so far? I’m relieved it’s not been quite as hot here in the UK as it was last year, where we had crispy burnt grass. And while it’s not been so warm I don’t mind putting a pan on to cook these delicious fritters! And they certainly are very tasty. Full of vegan protein and fibre too. Oh and gluten free thanks to the chickpea flour (also known as gram flour).
I’ve packed in the flavour with these sweetcorn fritters but they’re also very customisable. The herbs can be substituted very easily – instead of dried sage and oregano try basil, thyme or rosemary. Dried can also be swapped for fresh, I’m using dried in these fritters so that it’s basically a store cupboard recipe and includes ingredients you’ll most likely already have.
Like spice? Add some red pepper flakes or sizzle some fresh chilli when you saute the onion and garlic.
I’ve used a brown skin onion but that can be swapped for shallot or red onion or even a small leek or a few spring onions.
How to make these sweetcorn fritters:
Start by frying the onion in a little oil over a medium heat for a couple of minutes. This might feel like an extra step but cooking the onion before putting them in the fritter batter (fritter batter haha) helps really bring out the flavour but take away the rawness. Use the same frying pan you’ll use to cook the fritters in and there’s not even a need to wash it up!
Once they’re just starting to soften and turn translucent add the garlic and fry for one more minute. Turn off the heat and set the pan aside.
Next put all the dry ingredients into a large-ish bowl. This is the chickpea flour, herbs and spices, baking powder, bouillon and salt and pepper. Whisk together then whisk in the water to make a thickish batter.
Stir in the sweetcorn, peas, drained chickpeas and cooked onion and garlic, making sure everything is well mixed together.
Cooking the fritters:
In the same frying pan heat a small drizzle of oil. Then, just like you’re making pancakes, scoop in a large spoonful of the mixture, spreading it slightly to make a rough circle. Put a couple more spoonfuls in the pan if you have room leaving space between them so you can flip them over.
Now the trick here is to leave them to cook longer than you think. The batter needs to be thoroughly cooked on the underside before you try and flip or they’ll likely break up. It takes a good 5 minutes over a medium heat before you can flip them. If they’re ready they can easily be lifted and flipped without falling apart. If not, leave a couple more minutes.
Flip and cook another couple of minutes on the other side then lift out onto a plate and repeat with the remaining batter until it’s all used. Keep the cooked fritters warm in a low oven.
These fritters make terrific leftovers and can be reheated in the microwave or even eaten cold. Honestly I love them all ways!
Once they’re cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Looking for even more easy, healthy vegan recipes? Try these:
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prep: 15 mins / cook: 20 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 35 mins / quantity: 8-10 fritters
- 1-2 tablespoons oil
- 1 large white or brown onion – peeled and finely diced
- 3-4 cloves garlic – peeled and crushed
- 100g chickpea flour (also known as gram flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 level teaspoon bouillon
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 170ml cold water
- good pinch each salt and pepper
- 400g can chickpeas – drained
- 40g sweetcorn – defrosted if frozen
- 40g petit pois peas – defrosted if frozen
- Start by frying the diced onion in a drizzle of oil for 3-4 minutes until just softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Set aside
- In a large bowl whisk together the chickpea flour, baking powder, bouillon, dried herbs, smoked paprika, salt and pepper then whisk in the water
- Stir in the drained chickpeas, sweetcorn and petit pois peas followed by the cooked onion and garlic. Mix well.
- In the same frying pan (no need to clean it if you've thoroughly scraped out all the onion!) heat another small drizzle of oil then add a large spoonful of the fritter mixture, spreading it out slightly into a rough circle
- Repeat with another couple of spoonfuls, leaving enough room in the pan to flip the fritters
- Cook over a medium-high heat for a good 5 minutes before flipping over. If they're cooked enough they'll be easy to lift and flip, if not cook until they are
- Cook for couple more minutes on the other side before lifting out onto a plate. Keep warm in a low oven
- Repeat with the remaining batter until it's all used up
- See blog post for lots of substitute ideas!
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