Sweet corn & ham fritters
Prep 15 mins + 10 mins standing | Cook 25 mins | Serves 8
2⁄3 cup self-raising flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2⁄3 cup low fat milk
4 corn cobs, husks and silks removed
3 green onions (shallots), thinly sliced
100g sliced leg ham, finely chopped
Rice bran oil or vegetable oil, for frying
Sour light cream and sweet chilli sauce, to serve
Step 1 Sift flour into a large bowl. Combine egg and milk in a small jug. Gradually add egg mixture to flour, whisking continuously to make a batter. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Step 2 Hold corn cobs upright on a chopping board and slice off kernels. Add corn kernels, green onions and ham to batter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
Step 3 Heat 1⁄2 cm oil in large frying pan over medium heat until hot. Using 1⁄3 cup mixture per fritter, cook fritters in batches, for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel. Serve fritters with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.
Good for you ... Sweet Corn
A good source of dietary fibre which contributes to normal laxation.
Provides niacin (vitamin B3) which is needed for the release of energy from food and also the B vitamins biotin and folate. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin, mucous membranes and hair while folate is needed for the formation of blood cells. Also provides some iron that is needed for making red blood cells.
A source of potassium that may help balance the sodium in salty foods.
The carbohydrate in sweetcorn is digested slowly and has a low glycaemic index (GI)