Recipe

Corn & bacon fritters with avocado dressing

Fritters are quick to make and delicious to eat.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Fritters are great for kids as they're full of hidden veggies that your little ones will never know about. These corn fritters are tasty and simple, and will leave everyone at the dinner table full and satisfied.

Ingredients

Corn fritters
  • 125 grams rindless thick bacon slices, chopped coursely
  • 125 gram canned corn kernels, rinsed, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400 grams ripe tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 egg
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • 1 cup (150g) spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 medium avocado (250g)
  • 1/2 cup whole-egg mayonnaise (150g)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, extra
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb (550g), sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, extra

Method

Corn fritters
  • 1
    Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over high heat; cook bacon until golden and crisp. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add corn, garlic, tomato, paprika, chives, egg and milk; stir to combine. Add combined sifted flour and baking powder; season and stir to combine. Stand mixture for
    10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, blend or process avocado flesh, mayonnaise, juice and extra garlic until smooth. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Heat oil in same frying pan over medium heat. Spoon
    2 tablespoonfuls of batter into pan; cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear. Turn fritters; cook until other side is lightly browned. Repeat with remaining mixture to
    make 8 fritters in total.
  • 5
    Combine fennel and extra chives in a small bowl. Season.
  • 6
    Serve fritters with fennel salad, avocado mixture and lemon halves, if you like.

Notes

If you'd rather cook fresh corn, the easiest way is to coat the cob lightly with cooking-oil spray, then cook it over the barbecue or on a griddle pan, turning the cob until it's lightly charred all over. Then, place the cob on a board and slice off the kernels.

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