Simple South Head Corn Fritters

Corn fritters, ready to be eaten!
Corn fritters, ready to be eaten!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 freshly-laid hen’s egg
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup plain white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp plain salt
  • a healthy pinch of ground cumin
  • Soy milk to make batter

Method

1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup fresh corn kernels

To 1 cup of fresh corn kernels, add 1 tsp finely chopped oregano (or marjoram) and one fresh farm egg.  Mix these together with a fork.

corn, egg & oregano
corn, egg & oregano

Then add the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cumin and stir these in with the fork.

Add dry ingredients
Add dry ingredients

To this mixture add enough soy milk to make a smooth batter.  This recipe is light on batter and heavy on corn, so don’t make the mixture too runny.

Add soy milk to make a batter
Add soy milk to make a batter

Heat a pan to medium to hot heat, and add a small amount of sunflower oil and butter – just enough to prevent the fritters from sticking.  Add mixture in approximately 1/4 cup portions – this will make 5 small fritters.

Fritters cooking in the pan
Fritters cooking in the pan

Turn fritters when they have browned on one side and serve when cooked through and nicely browned on the other side.

Notes

Using equal amounts of both oil and butter allows the pan to heat without the butter burning, yet retains the flavour butter provides.

The backdrop to the photos on this page is a colourful hand-sewn fabric rug from Nalauwaki village, Fiji Islands.

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