Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

3 from 41 votes
Recipe by NZEggs Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: VegetarianDifficulty: Easy


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These big puffy fritters are perfect served with a salad for lunch or dinner.
Makes 10-12 medium sized fritters for $12 or less. 


  • 2 cups corn kernels (fresh, canned or frozen)

  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or other cooking oil


  • Mix together the corn, spring onion and red capsicum in a bowl.
  • Stir in the egg yolks then add the flour and baking soda and mix through. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form when the beater is lifted from the whites.
  • Gently mix the whites into the mixture, taking care not to over mix.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over a moderate to high heat.
  • Add large spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan to form fritters. Cook in batches until golden on both sides, reducing the heat on the second side as needed, to cook them through. Add more oil to the pan for each batch.
  • Serve with your favourite sauce.

tips & hints

  • Transferring the fritters to a preheated oven (180°C) helps to make sure the fritters are cooked through and also keep them warm while the others are still cooking.
  • Heating the oil to medium-hot before adding the fritter batter saves the oil from being absorbed as the fritters form a crust quickly.  
  • To substitute regular flour for the self-raising add 1 rounded teaspoon of baking powder to ¾ cup regular flour.
  • Leave out the red pepper if they’re not in season or invest in a jar of chargrilled peppers – they’re great value as each jar contains about 6-8 peppers.
  • Frozen vegetables are always affordable – try this recipe with peas or chopped beans in place of sweetcorn.
  • This recipe includes eggs which are packed full of natural protein and essential nutrients for everyday health and wellness.

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