Spicy cheese corn fritters


Spicy corn fritters

Spicy cheese corn fritters
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 100 grams
  • Calories: 238.4 kcal
  • Fat: 12.8 grams
  • Saturated fat: 5 grams
  • Trans fat: 7.8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5 grams
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 2.1 grams
  • Protein: 7.8 grams
Recipe type: Fried vegetarian
Cuisine: New Zealand
You simply need to try this great tasting vegetarian dish, made with corn kernels. cheese and chillies in a batter, which is fried to provide crispy golden brown fritters that are to die for.. Fantastic on their own as a light meal but also when served with eggs for breakfast with fried eggs.
  • Corn Kernels – 2 cups (see note *)
  • Spring onions – ¼ cup
  • Jalapeños or similar - 2 to 3 (preferably red) (see note **)
Dry ingredients
  • Self raising flour – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Fine table salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper - ½ teaspoon
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Cheese – ¾ cup
  • Eggs – 3
  • Olive oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Butter – 2 tablespoons
  1. If using frozen kernels – thaw. Once defrosted, pat dry
  2. If using canned kernels, drain and pat dry
  1. Finely chop onions
  2. Slice Jalapeno into small dice (approx 5mm)
  3. Mix all ingredients listed together under “dry ingredients” and sieve into a bowl
  4. In a separate bowl or jug, mix together milk and eggs. Add onions, Jalapeño and cheese. Combine well
  5. Add the wet mixture ( as above) together with seasoned flour and add corn kernels
  6. Stir well until all the ingredients are well combined and you have a thick batter
  7. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a pan and bring to frying heat. Add half the butter
  8. Once the butter has melted, using a spoon or scoop, add approximately three to four fritters to the pan. Each fritter should be approximately a ¼ of a cup
  9. Do not fry in batches of more than three to four as the pan needs to stay hot whilst the fritters are frying. Adding more will result in the fritters not being cooked through
  10. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side until nicely browned and crisp on outside and well cooked on inside ‘. Remove from pan and place on absorbent paper kitchen towels in a serving dish. Keep warm in a low oven
  11. Add remaining oil and butter as needed to fry remaining batches
  12. Serve immediately
* Fresh, canned or frozen kernels can be used. In the case of fresh kernels, cut from cob and retain until needed in recipe. For frozen and canned kernels see instructions under preparation part of recipe

** If fresh Jalapenos are not available use bottled

Serving suggestion: Great with guacamole and sour cream or simply with fried eggs

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