Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, these quick and easy fritters are delicious veg-packed finger food.
Do you like fritters? I have to admit that from time to time, a crisp, oily morsel of fried deliciousness is just what I’m after! Licking the last bits of dipping sauce from my fingers is a real treat.
Quick and easy
Unfortunately DH doesn’t approve of eating with your fingers. So I rustled these up for my daughter Kipper and me one evening when he was out – shhh! Don’t tell him!
They were quick and easy to prepare, and yummy-scrummy to eat. Kipper was a little uncertain to begin with, but I quickly renamed the fritters sweetcorn pancakes and that seemed to make them infinitely more acceptable.
The recipe makes enough fritters for about four people, which was more than Kipper and I could get through between the two of us. However the recipe calls for one egg, so it would have been tricky to make fewer! The leftover fritters weren’t bad cold though, and would probably reheat in a warm pan easily enough.
Dip dip dip
I had my sweetcorn and carrot fritters with sweet chilli dipping sauce, while Kipper took the ketchup and mayonnaise route. Half the fun of fritters is dipping them in something, in my opinion, so pick whatever dip you like.
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Sweetcorn and carrot fritters
- 2 medium carrots
- 2 spring onions (scallions)
- 200 g tin sweetcorn, drained (approx. 7 oz)
- 1 pinch hot smoked paprika
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 75 g self-raising flour (scant ¾ cup)
- 1 egg
- 50 ml milk (scant ¼ cup)
- Sunflower oil for frying
- Peel and grate the carrots. Trim and thinly slice the spring onions (scallions). Mix the carrots and spring onions with the drained sweetcorn.
- Add the seasonings, flour, egg and milk and mix thoroughly to give a smooth batter with no lumps of flour remaining.
- Heat a generous layer of sunflower oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add tablespoons of the sweetcorn mixture and fry for a few minutes on either side, until browned and crispy.
- Drain on kitchen paper, and either eat straightaway or keep warm in a preheated oven while you cook the rest.