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We just can’t get enough of these flavourful sweetcorn fritters. They’re crispy little bites of heaven! And super easy to make too

If you like to cook from scratch and use up leftovers, making the most of your food and money, then a fritters recipe is a good thing to know!

So, if you’re wondering what are sweetcorn fritter made of? Well our fritters are a tasty combination of plump sweetcorn kernels, tangy spring onions and spicy chillies, mixed into a delicious, tasty batter with gram flour.

You can use our delicious corn fritters recipe as a base recipe and just add in whatever vegetables you fancy. Making it a great frugal meal choice, that tastes SO good!

Our sweet corn fritters are delicious served with mango chutney and Indian mint sauce and a crunchy salad for an easy lunch idea.

Sweetcorn fritters served on a plate with mango chutney mint and cucumber and watermelon next to basel

Sweetcorn Fritters Ingredients

You only need a handful of basic ingredients to make fritters and they’re naturally vegan and wheat free!

ingredients for sweetcorn fritters on a white table top - sweetcorn, gram flour, spring onions, chopped chilli, turmeric, ground cumin, lime, bicarbonate of soda
  • 340g sweetcorn – from a can
  • 4 spring onions – finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli – finely chopped
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper – to season
  • 50ml cold water
  • Sunflower oil – around 200ml for frying the fritters

Equipment Needed To Make Sweetcorn Fritters

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Wooden spoon
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Frying pan
  • Kitchen paper for blotting off the sunflower oil once the fritters have been fried

How To Make Sweetcorn Fritters

These little corn fritters are super easy to make – literally just minutes!

Step One – How to make batter for fritters

sweetcorn fritter batter being mixed together in a stainless steel mixing bowl
  • Place the sweetcorn, spring onions, chopped chillies into a mixing bowl and mix them together using a wooden spoon.
  • Then add the gram flour and baking powder and mix into the sweetcorn and onions so they’re coated in flour.
  • Add around 50ml of cold water and mix into a batter – you may need to add a little more if your batter seems much too thick. You’re aiming for a gloopy spoonable texture, you don’t want it to be runny.

Step Two – How to cook sweetcorn fritters

sweetcorn fritters sizzling in sunflower oil in a black frying pan
  • Add sunflower oil to a small frying pan over a medium heat – it should be around 1/2cm deep – you’ll be frying the fritters in two batches.
  • Once the oil is hot – add 4 spoonfuls of batter to the pan and fry for around 3-4 minutes. Then gently flip them over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the fritters are cooked through and golden brown.
  • Then remove the fritters and place onto paper kitchen towels to blot up any excess oil.

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What To Serve With Sweetcorn Fritters

Wondering what goes with corn fritters? Our easy sweetcorn fritters are great when served with a variety of different side dishes; give them a try!

Sweetcorn fritters served on a plate with mango chutney mint and cucumber and watermelon next to basel

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Why Are My Corn Fritters Falling Apart?

Okay so there’s a few reasons your corn fritter are falling apart, but they’re easy to fix!

  • Firstly, make sure that batter isn’t too runny – you’re aiming for thick and gloopy
  • Secondly, make sure you use at least 1/2 inch of oil, if you don’t have enough oil, they won’t cook properly and then when you come to flip them, they’ll fall apart.

Why Are My Fritters Not Crispy?

Try cooking them over a medium heat, not high, that way the fritter crisps up nicely rather than just burning the outside whilst the inner is soggy.

Also be sure to use enough oil, you want it to rise up the sides of the fritters at least a 1/2 inch. So they crisp up.

Can I Put Cheese In Corn Fritters?

Yes! You absolutely can put cheese into your sweetcorn fritters. I tend to use halloumi, grated as it doesn’t melt out of the fritters as they cook.

But if you like a gooey, melted fritter then add in some cubes of Cheddar cheese or shredded mozzarella.

Can Corn Fritters Be Reheated?

Yes, you can reheat sweetcorn fritters and the best way to do this is in a frying pan with a little oil over a low heat. Be sure the fritter is piping hot throughout and the core temperature is a minimum of 72C.

Don’t reheat the fritters in the microwave otherwise they’ll go soggy and nobody likes a soggy fritter!

Veggie Fritters

If you love veg fritters try out these tasty fritter recipes below!

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Yield: Makes 8 Fritters

Sweet Corn Fritters

Sweetcorn fritters served on a plate with mango chutney mint and cucumber and watermelon next to basel

Delicious, crispy little sweetcorn fritters - perfec with your favourite dip!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 340g sweetcorn
  • 4 spring onions - finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli - finely chopped
  • 100g gram flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 50ml cold water
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 200ml sunflower oil - to fry

Instructions

  1. Place the sweetcorn, spring onions, chopped chillies into a mixing bowl and mix them together using a wooden spoon.
  2. Then add the gram flour and baking powder and mix into the sweetcorn and onions so they’re coated in flour.
  3. Add around 50ml of cold water and mix into a batter – you may need to add a little more if your batter seems much too thick. You’re aiming for a gloopy spoonable texture, you don’t want it to be runny.
  4. Add sunflower oil to a small frying pan over a medium heat – it should be around 1/2cm deep – you’ll be frying the fritters in two batches.
  5. Once the oil is hot – add 4 spoonfuls of batter to the pan and fry for around 3-4 minutes. Then gently flip them over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the fritters are cooked through and golden brown.
  6. Then remove the fritters and place onto paper kitchen towels to blot up any excess oil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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