I’ve been looking at ways to get more vegetables into my toddler son’s diet (and my diet as well, really), particularly at lunch time. The guidelines in Australia are to eat 5 serves of vegies a day. He’s only got a couple of molars and finds it difficult to chew salad vegetables (and I get bored with salad sandwiches). He loved corn mush when he was first introduced solids, but we don’t eat it that often, so he hasn’t had it in a while, so I thought I’d try making corn fritters. I modified a recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly, which is more like a corn pancake than want I think of as a vegetable fritter, but I enjoyed it, and my toddler ate a few mouthfuls (success)!
Note: I didn’t take any photos when I was making them as I wasn’t intending on blogging about them as they were a new recipe for me (and I tend to mutilate pancakes). They looked so good, I just had to take some photos of the finished product.
1 cup self-raising flour (you could substitute with wholemeal self-raising flour if you wish)
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten lightly
330g (11.5 oz) tinned (or frozen, or fresh) corn kernels
1 small red capsicum, chopped finely
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1. Sift self-raising flour, bicarbonate of soda and paprika into medium bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.
2. Combine milk and eggs in small jug or bowl.
3. Gradually whisk in combined milk and eggs into flour mixture until batter is smooth. Stir corn, capsicum, and oregano into batter.
4. Pour ¼ cup batter into heated large, lightly-greased, non-stick frying pan (I used a soup ladle). Cook about 2 minutes each side or until fritter is lightly browned and cooked through, remove from pan. Cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.
You could use an egg ring to get a more uniform size and shape to your fritters, if you like. We ate them by themselves, but you could also serve them with relish or mustard, maybe some lettuce leaves, as a side dish for dinner – so many options!
Do you have a favourite corn fritter recipe? Let me know in the comments.