Corn and courgette fritters
Time to make: 30 mins
Total cost: $ 10.08 / $ 2.52 per serve
(at time of publication)
- 1/2 cup trim milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 2 cups corn kernels
- 300g courgettes, coarsely grated, excess moisture squeezed
- 1/2 cup grated reduced-fat cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 lemon, 1 teaspoon zest
- oil spray
- 4 teaspoons tomato relish
- 4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
- 8 cups salad with a little dressing, to serve
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 6g
Dietary fibre 4g
1 Whisk together milk and eggs in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in flour until smooth and well combined. Stir through corn, courgettes, cheese, herbs and lemon zest.
2 Spray a large frying pan with oil and place over a medium-high heat. Spoon quarter-cupfuls of mixture into pan, 3 fritters at a time. Cook for 3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Spray pan with a little more oil. Continue with batter to make 12 fritters in total.
3 Serve fritters with tomato relish, sour cream and salad.
Pea, haloumi and roasted capsicum fritters: Replace corn with 2 cups thawed frozen peas, replace cheese with 1/2 cup grated haloumi. Add 1/2 cup diced roasted red capsicum. Reduce courgettes to 200g. Omit parsley. Continue with steps 2 and 3. Garnish with a little extra diced roasted capsicum.
Thai chicken fritters: Replace corn with 2 cups shredded, skinless, cooked chicken breast, replace courgettes with 300g grated carrot, replace parsley with chopped fresh coriander, replace chives with chopped fresh mint. Omit lemon zest. Add 1 long red chilli (finely chopped). Continue with steps 2 and 3. Serve with sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges.
Spicy carrot and corn fritters with mango chutney: Reduce milk to 1/4 cup, reduce flour to 1/2 cup. Replace courgettes with 2 cups grated carrot, replace parsley with chopped fresh coriander. Add 1 long red chilli (finely chopped) and 2 teaspoons curry powder. Omit lemon zest. Continue with steps 2 and 3. Serve with mango chutney.
Tuna, olive and courgette fritters: Reduce corn to 1 cup. Add 185g can tuna in spring water, drained, flaked, add 1/3 cup sliced Kalamata olives, add 4 thinly sliced spring onions. Replace cheese with 1/2 cup crumbled feta. Omit chives. Continue with steps 2 and 3. Serve with salsa of 1 diced tomato with a splash of balsamic.
Hanu de Jong
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