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fresh sweetcorn fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe

The Homesteading Hippy
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine Native American
Calories 338 kcal


  • 3 teaspoons butter for frying
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ a teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups fresh sweetcorn cut from the cob
  • ½ cup spring onions sliced
  • ½ cup red pepper chopped fine
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped


  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center.
  • In a separate jug whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Add the egg mix to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine until the batter has no lumps.
  • Combine sweetcorn, spring onion, pepper, and cilantro in a separate bowl.
    corn, red pepper, cilantro and spring onions
  • Add fresh ingredients to the batter, mixing to combine.
    batter with sweetcorn mix
  • Heat butter in a well seasoned cast iron skillet or a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Drop in a tablespoon full of batter if you are making smaller fritters for a snack platter, or increase to two full tablespoons of batter for larger family size fritters for a meal.
    corn fritter ready to fry in butter
  • Fry until golden – it should take around 2 minutes per side – they are ready to turn when you see small bubbles forming on the upper side.
    golden sweetcorn fritters ready to serve
  • To serve place fritters on a plate and place a blob of crème fraiche on each, then arrange a folded triangle of shaved ham, smoked salmon or a homemade beef patty on top, top with a twist of black pepper and decorate with some shaved cucumber.
    fresh sweetcorn fritters


To serve:
  • ½ cup crème fraiche
  • 12 slices shaved ham, smoked salmon, or 8 small 1½ ounce homemade beef patties (2 per person)