Corn Fritters: Quick and Savoury Snack
Have you had those days where you're craving something that is just beautifully fried, like bhajias or donuts? What makes those oh so beautiful, unhealthy treats delicious is the main ingredient: the batter.
Nothing is better then cooking batter. Without the mixture we would be deprived of so many appetising treats such as pancakes, fried chicken and most of all cake. I needed something quick to eat before heading to the hussle and bussle of Nairobi traffic and to help fill my craving of something fried, I decided to make a healthy and savoury snack of corn fritters. A fritter (to those of you who are unsure what it is) is similar to a pancake, but with a much thicker batter than a pancake, as it doesn't have any milk. What normally goes in fritters can either be meat, fish or vegetables. Personally I find that if you wish to have something fried, but somewhat healthy, vegetable fritters are your best bet. These fritters are great to eat by themselves or if you have a big appetite like myself I find it would be nicely paired with a fresh green salad.
Before delving into the creating process for you lovely readers, I've got to prepare my music playlist. This weeks' playlist is a throwback to my Easter weekend where I witnessed Diplo in action (one of the members of Major Lazer) and it was incredible. If you're curious about their sound or just want some jams to listen to whilst cooking click HERE.
Let the cooking commence!
1 x 310 can kernel corn
½ cup plain flour
¼ cup grated cheese
1 tsp baking powder
25 g butter
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Salt/ pepper (seasoning )
Prep & Meal Time: 15 mins (max)
1. Drain the corn, discard the liquid
2. Put eggs; salt & pepper in a bowl and beat well.
3. Add flour and baking powder, whisk until smooth
4. Add drained corn, and grated cheese and stir.
5. Put butter or oil in frying pan, heat until bubbly, Put a spoonful of batter in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides
If you do not have any plain flour, self- raising flour will also do the trick. Although you would just have to omit using the baking powder, as the self-raising flour already has that component.
With the grated cheese, you can use any cheese of your choice. I particularly use cheddar or mozzarella, as it’s easy to melt.
You can add some fresh parsley and chilli flakes, gives more flavour to the corn fritters.
How did you get on with making the corn fritters? Do you have a recipe for fritters, which is to die for? Let me know in the comments below!