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Sweetcorn and feta fritters – A quick and easy meal that all the family will love!

Sweetcorn and feta fritters - a quick and easy meal that all the family will love!

We all have a selection of go-to meals; ones that we cook frequently, pretty much know the recipe off by heart and that never disappoint. These sweetcorn and feta fritters are one of the meals that I cook most regularly. They are quick and easy to make, easily adaptable to fit whatever you happen to have in the fridge or freezer, and most importantly, delicious!

Sweetcorn and feta fritters - a quick and easy meal that all the family will love!

I always have a bag of sweetcorn in the freezer as it is so useful for quick meals, so I use defrosted frozen corn in my fritters; you can use drained canned corn, or even cooked fresh corn if you prefer though. I blend some of the corn to make the batter with so that you get plenty of sweetcorn flavour in every bite as well as whole corn kernels for texture; the taste of these fritters is phenomenal!

These sweetcorn and feta fritters are great for both adults and children alike; if you are making them for kids though I recommend leaving out the chilli, they will still be delicious and are a great way to get kids to eat their veg!

I like to serve them with sliced avocado and fried eggs to make more of a full meal, they are really good with refried beans too, or with a green salad. Alternatively just serve them with some sweet chilli sauce for dipping; however you want to eat them they are delicious!

Sweetcorn and feta fritters - a quick and easy meal that all the family will love!

A few ideas for ways to vary these fritters are:

  • Change the type of cheese you use; I used feta here but often make them using grated mature cheddar instead.
  • Use different herbs and spices; try adding finely chopped basil or chives or swap the spices for cajun seasoning or curry powder.
  • Add in some finely diced cooked veggies – broccoli, carrot, sweet potato and courgette would all work well.

Sweetcorn and feta fritters - a quick and easy meal that all the family will love!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Serves 4.

  • 4 cups frozen sweetcorn, defrosted (or canned corn, drained)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup milk (plus extra if needed)
  • 1 + 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 5.5oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • olive oil for frying
  • sliced avocado and fried eggs to serve

Sweetcorn and feta fritters ingredients

1.Place about two-thirds of the sweetcorn, the eggs, garlic, cilantro and milk in a large bowl and use a stick blender to blend it until everything is finely chopped, but not smooth. (You can pulse everything in a food processor if you don’t have a stick blender).

Sweetcorn and feta fritters step 1

2.Add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, cumin, coriander and paprika and mix well. It should be a thick, but not stiff batter. If it is too stiff then add a drop more milk until it is the right consistency.

Sweetcorn and feta fritters step 2

3.Mix in the scallions, chilli and the reserved sweetcorn then finally stir in the crumbled feta.

Sweetcorn and feta fritters step 3

4.Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat. Dollop heaped spoonfuls of batter into the oil and spread them out a little. Cook for a couple of minutes until the underside is golden brown then carefully flip the fritters over and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side until golden.

Sweetcorn and feta fritters step 4

5.Keep the fritters warm in a low oven while you cook the rest. Serve with sliced avocado and fried eggs. The cooked fritters can be covered and refrigerated for up to a couple of days once they have cooled. Re-heat in a low oven when needed.

Sweetcorn and feta fritters - a quick and easy meal that all the family will love!