Sweetcorn Fritters

7 Jan

I served these up as a starter (along with a tangy salad) to a Caribbean-themed meal and adapted the recipe from one that features in Linda Majzlik’s fantastic A Vegan Taste of the Caribbean book, which I recommend highly.

This made 8 – 10 small – medium sized fritters which were delicious.


  • 250g of Sweetcorn (fresh, defrosted from frozen or tinned & well drained)
  • 125g of course cornmeal
  • 100g of self raising flour
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 200ml warm water
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. In a medium sized pan place 200g of sweetcorn, half the spring onion, water, rosemary, thyme & soy sauce and bring to the boil. Cover and lower heat, allowing to simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. When cooled blend the mixture with a hand mixer or in a blender until smooth (alternatively, if you don’t have a mixer, lessen the amount of water and use a fork to mash and mix until well combined, this method will take a little longer and will produce rougher fritters).
  3. Pour into a medium to large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour + the remaining corn & spring onion and mix together throughly.
  4. Warm the vegetable oil in a frying pan, when heated shallow (or medium) fry a tablespoonful of the mix for 3-4 minutes on each side (or until golden brown).
  5. Drain on kitchen paper before serving.

2 Responses to “Sweetcorn Fritters”

  1. Chris November 29, 2012 at 11:12 #

    What do you combine these with? Might I recommend a Chipoltle & adobo based tomato sauce? You could add firm tofu cubes, onion, cilantro, and avocado. Specifically, the sauce is called “diablo sauce.” I have something similar at a local Vegan cafe here in Chicago, called Handlebar. Vegan “diablos” is my favorite breakfast food, and something upon which I regularly splurge. Not sure if you prefer Mexican, but you mention Caribbean, so you must like a bit of spice.


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