This easy sweetcorn fritters recipe is one you'll use again and again! Perfect for when the fridge is almost bare but you do have a bag of frozen sweetcorn! They're great for kids as well as an easy light meal for the whole family.
I do love quick and easy meals and this recipe for simple corn fritters is ideal. It takes almost no time to prepare and they can even be made in advance.
If you're anything like me there are a certain number of meals you know your kids will love but quite a few more that really will depend on the day! In my house these are one of those recipes. Nevertheless I will not give up. I know these simple corn patties are so tasty and I am determined to move them into that first category. I'd love to know if your kids are like this about some of your recipes?
It does not make sense. After all, these sweetcorn fritters are the perfect recipe for kids including toddlers. They're easy to eat and contain veggies! Although it is possible for picky eaters to pick the corn our kernel by kernel! Yes, I do have a child like that.
What first inspired me to make these sweetcorn fritters?
I had to clear out the fridge and freezer as we were getting a new one. I didn't want to waste anything. These sweetcorn fritters were one way of using a huge bag of sweetcorn and of course they had the extra benefit of being child friendly too!
Why are these sweetcorn fritters such an easy recipe?
- These sweetcorn fritters have just 6 ingredients! They are all ingredients that you most probably have in your house right now. Well, except for the spring onions.
- They are very quick to make. You just measure out the ingredients, mix them together and start cooking!
- You can make a bigger batch and freeze the leftovers or keep them in the fridge until the next day. Another easy dinner sorted! I love to have meals in the house that I can eat the next day. If you do too then do check out my cook once eat twice page!
- They are a doddle to adapt.
How can you adapt this easy recipe for sweetcorn fritters?
These are loads of ways you can adapt the recipe for fritters. Just use this simple fritter recipe as a starting point and then make a few changes.
You can swap the sweetcorn for another vegetable. Green vegetables work well such as peas, asparagus or green beans. Just dice any long vegetables first.
If you're using a vegetable that takes longer to cook then parboil it first too. Diced butternut squash is also delicious.
You can also add diced chorizo or bacon. Just fry them first until crispy and add them to the batter.
Or how about making them cheesy? Add some diced cheddar, feta or goats cheese.
Can you substitute the spring onion in these fritters?
I love to use spring onion in these but regular onions work well too. You can even use leeks as I have in these leek pancakes with spinach, kale and ricotta.
Why not make these sweetcorn fritters spicy?
You know I love spicy foods and one way of livening up this simple fritters recipe is to add some chilli heat. If you like jalapenos then why not add a few? Alternatively you could add a little freshly sliced chilli pepper.
If you don't want too much heat but love spices then why not add some spices? I love a little curry powder in my fritters.
Herbs make a lovely addition to sweetcorn fritters
I just added a few sliced spring onions to this fritter recipe but another way of adding flavour is to add some herbs. You could use chives or parsley.
Aren't sweetcorn fritters just for kids?
Oh no! Sweetcorn fritters are great recipe for kids and adults. I love them with salad for a light lunch and then I just add some potato wedges or a grain based salad to make a more filling meal.
As I said above, you can add some stronger flavours to make them just as tempting for adults as they are for kids. I would not say no to freshly sliced chilli peppers on or IN these!
What can you serve with sweetcorn fritters?
It depends who you are serving them too. I know some kids love baked beans with fritters. Personally I like them with all kinds of salad. They are lovely with this harissa carrot salad or this tomato and olive couscous salad.
How long do they stay fresh?
You can store these fritters in the fridge for 24 hours but then it's best to freeze them. Stack them on top of one another and wrap them in clingfilm before putting in a freezer bag. It's best to use them within 4 months.
Similar easy recipes
These spicy chickpea patties are also a delicious simple recipe that my 7 year old daughter loves!
And why not try one of these recipes:
Easy Sweetcorn Fritters
- 100 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 150 ml milk
- 1 egg
- 120 g sweetcorn
- 2 spring onions finely sliced
- pinch black pepper
- pinch salt optional
- Beat the egg, milk and flour together to make a batter. Then add the sweetcorn, spring onion and seasoning.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan. When it is hot, add spoonfuls of the batter. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Serve with lemon, salsa, tomato or a chilli sauce.
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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
These look great, I am going to have to make these for the kids!
I do hope they like them!
Yum! what a versatile meal! Yes, I know what you mean with kids eating habits. Our teen son has started getting a bit more adventurous, will eat a bit of spice but if it's too much, forget it!
I hope I don't have to wait till my kids are teenagers before I can get them to be a bit more adventurous! It's great your son is at least beginning to try more things though!
Oh yum! What a great recipe! 🙂
Thank you Carrie! I'm so pleased you like them.
Simple, quick and perfect to pair with so many other dishes. In fact, I do use a similar recipe often when the fridge is empty and I haven't gone shopping yet - excited to try yours!
It is a great way of making a meal out of almost nothing!
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
Fritters of any kind are always popular with my kids, I think it might be due to their resemblance to pancakes. The more goodness I can sneak into them the better as far as I'm concerned. I shall be giving your recipe a go as my kids love sweetcorn so am sure these will be a huge hit!
I do hope they like them Jo! It's definitely a great way of hiding some veg to get the kids to eat them, although mine are always very suspicious!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
I always mean to make these, my friend served some not long ago and they're most more-ish!
I love fritters, these looks delicious.
I love corn! These fritters sound lovely!