These Easy Sweetcorn Fritters are an easy way to get some extra vegetables in your diet and are ready in under 15 minutes. Crispy fritters that are perfectly sized for kids to hold and are delicious served with all your favourite dips. Whether they are a snack or a light meal, these are something the whole family will love.
We love Courgette Fritters, but we wanted to try something a little different. Our kids love sweetcorn, so this seemed like an obvious alternative and they were a hit. Light and crispy, they are made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and they are easy to adapt with different flavours too.
Why you will love them
- An easy way to eat more vegetables
- Kids love them
- Made with kitchen staples
- Ready in under 15 minutes
- Freeze well
- Budget friendly
- Only 85 calories per fritter
- Sweetcorn - We used tinned sweetcorn for convenience.
- Eggs - The fresher the better. Bring to room temperature before making the batter.
- Flour - We used plain flour, but wholewheat will work too.
- Baking powder - This increase the volume and lightens the texture of the batter.
- Spring onions (scallions) - Finely chopped onion or shallots will also work.
- Coriander (cilantro) - Coriander and corn are a great match, but you could use parsley, basil or sage instead.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make sweetcorn fritters - Step by step
One: Whisk the eggs and then add the flour and baking powder.
Two: Add the sweetcorn, spring onions (scallions), and coriander. Mix well.
Three: Heat some oil in a pan and add spoonfuls of the corn batter. Using two spoons, shape into rough circles around 10cm/4in in diameter. Fry for 2 minutes on each side.
What sweetcorn to use
You really can use any sweetcorn in this recipe. We try to always use fresh, and during corn season this is a great recipe to use. However, canned or frozen work really well in this recipe too, making it budget friendly.
If you are using canned sweetcorn, then make sure they are drained well and them pat them dry with a kitchen towel, this is so the mixture isn't too wet. If you are using frozen, then you will need to thaw them a little first and this can be done by putting them in a sieve and running them under the tap for a minute or so. Again, make sure to pat them dry.
The great thing about these sweetcorn fritters is that you can flavour them so many different ways. Use this recipe as a base and then try some different flavourings each time. We love adding Thai curry paste or pesto for a real punch of flavour. Or, you could add a Mexican or Cajun seasoning blend.
What to serve them with
There are so many options when it comes to how to serve these. First things first, you need a dip. Dip is important. If you want something chunky, then an avocado salsa or Guacamole works well. If you want more or a sauce, why not try sweet chilli sauce, Homemade Tzatziki, Homemade BBQ Sauce or Healthy Tomato Ketchup. We also really like serving a runny poached egg on top, as that gives it a protein boost and has a built in sauce already with it.
You can eat these as a snack or light meal by themselves with some dip, or you can serve them with some sides for a more filling meal. Here are our favourite sides to serve them with:
- Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Garlic Potato Wedges
- Baked Carrot Fries
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Polenta Fries
- Air Fryer Chips
- Greek Potatoes
- Italian Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
These are fried, but only in a little oil, so in moderation they are fine. Sweetcorn does have loads of nutritional benefits though. It is high in dietary fibre, one of your five a day and a good source of beta-carotene and lutein.
Yes, these are great for kids. They are easy to hold, so they are perfect for weaning. It's also a good way to get extra veggies in to your kids diet, as most kids like sweetcorn over other veg.
This mixture is pretty solid, so they do bake well. You won't get the same crispiness, but they still taste delicious. Spoon the mixture on to a baking tray lined with foil, in to little circles. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for 10-12 minutes each side.
If you want to give these fritters a fibre boost, then you can swap the plain white flour for wholemeal flour. They will have a little more of a nutty flavour.
To make these fritters vegan, you need to swap the egg for a flax egg. For one egg, you just need to mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoon of hot water.
You can store them in an air tight container in the fridge and they will keep up to 3 days. Perfect for reaching in to the fridge for a quick snack. You can also freeze them, which makes them great for batch cooking. Put them in a freezer bag with a piece of baking paper between each one (this is to stop them all sticking together when frozen) and they will keep for up to 3 months.
To reheat, make sure they are fully defrosted and then you can either quickly fry them in a pan again, or put them in the oven for 10 minutes (this is the easier option if you are reheating a lot of them).
You can eat them cold, however we find that they are a little bit stodgy when cold. We prefer to eat them hot for the best flavour and texture.
You can also make vegetable fritters with peas and courgette. Or, you could use a mixture of them all for a really vegetable packed fritter.
• You can use fresh, frozen or canned sweetcorn in this recipe.
• You might think this is lot of flour, but that much is needed to help the fritters stay together.
• Add a kick of spice to these fritters by stirring a finely diced red chilli in to the batter.
• You can use wholewheat flour instead of plain if you prefer.
• A little sprinkle of salt on top of the fritters when serving really brings out the flavour. Obviously leave this out if serving them to kids.
More sweetcorn recipes
Easy Sweetcorn Fritters
- 260 g (1.66 cups) Sweetcorn
- 2 Eggs - whisked
- 100 g (0.75 cups) Plain flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 4 Spring onion (Scallion) - sliced
- 10 g (0.66 cups) Fresh coriander (cilantro) - finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Whisk 2 Eggs and then add 100 g Plain flour and 1 teaspoon Baking powder.
- Add 260 g Sweetcorn, 4 Spring onion (Scallion), and 10 g Fresh coriander (cilantro). Mix well.
- Heat 1 tablespoon Olive oil in a pan and add spoonfuls of the corn batter. Using two spoons, shape into rough circles around 10cm/4in in diameter. Fry for 2 minutes on each side.
- You can use fresh, frozen or canned sweetcorn in this recipe.
- You might think this is lot of flour, but that much is needed to help the fritters stay together.
- Add a kick of spice to these fritters by stirring a finely diced red chilli in to the batter.
- You can use wholewheat flour instead of plain if you prefer.
- A little sprinkle of salt on top of the fritters when serving really brings out the flavour. Obviously leave this out if serving them to kids.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.