Corn Fritters

Sweet crunchy corn in a fluffy batter makes for healthy and delicious fitters

When I first moved out of home, I lived in England for a while, where weekends meant leafing through the Observer newspaper over brunch. …..and the first thing I would read was always Nigel Slater’s cooking column…..

I have to admit,  I do not read  the Observer anymore. Instead I watch the BBC Saturday kitchen on telly 🙂  But thankfully that means I still get to enjoy Nigel ‘s take on food once in a while.

The below recipe I jotted down last year when Nigel was on my tv screen praising fresh corn. He was sitting out in the open air, cooking theses little fritters on a small camping gas burner. But believe me they taste fabulous made on your kitchen stove at home.

These fritters become a substantial lunch when you serve them with tomato (and avocado) salad.

(Nigel Slater – as I remember it from the BBC Saturday Kitchen somewhere 2011)
About 10 small fritters
Serves 2 if served with an avocado tomato salad (my addition)

2 corn on the cob
1 spring onion
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
salt, pepper
optional: pinch of chili flakes
2 small eggs

Optional Salad
2 tomatoes or a handful of cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
1 spring onion
salt pepper



  1. Cut the corn off the cob. (See below for my trick on how to do this.)
  2. Chop spring onion and add to the corn.
  3. Add flour, baking powder.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and chili powder (optional).
  5. Separate the eggs. Add the egg yolk to the corn.
  6. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until it forms soft peaks. Carefully folder under the corn.
  7. Fry about 10 small corn cakes 2-3 minutes each side.
  8. If you are making the salad. Cut the tomato and avocado into pieces. Chop the spring onion. Season all with salt, pepper.

Serve with

  • some fried bacon rashers
  • or for an afternoon snack you could serve the fritters with a guacamole

Tips & Variations

To cut the corn of the cob you

  • get a large mixing bowl.
  • Turn small cup upside down into the bowl.
  • Place cob on top of the small cup and shave corn off with your knife.

Cutting corn made easy and mess-free


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