Sweetcorn Fritters

This egg and dairy-free sweetcorn fritter recipe must be the simplest dish in the world, and makes a great accompaniment to a veggie ‘fry-up’ or just as a standby when you need to whip up a children’s supper in five minutes from a couple of store cupboard ingredients. This recipe is easy, works a treat and really does not suffer for not having eggs in. You could put any vegetable in the mix, but my children love sweetcorn, so that’s the choice we go for!

Sweetcorn FrittersΒ (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan)


serves 3-4

  • 80g plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 105ml water (7 tbsps)
  • 1 small can of sweetcorn

– Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, stir in the water to make a smooth but thick paste

– Stir in the sweetcorn

– Fry spoonfuls in hot sunflower oil, until golden on both sides.

– Serve (How easy was that!)


54 Comments Add yours

  1. veganfamilia says:

    I will have to try these. I always loved my grandma’s fritters, but how to make them without eggs….ahhh ha! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. lucylox says:

      I think it’s a great easy recipe – hope they live up to expectations! πŸ™‚

      1. tried your sweetcorn fritter recipe was awesome with me & the wife
        sweet even our 2dashhounds rockie&rj ate em up

      2. lucylox says:

        fantastic – it’s such an easy recipe isn’t it! Glad the doggies like them too πŸ˜€

  2. peacheserin says:

    Okay, I have to try this Gluten Free. We’ll see how it goes.

    1. lucylox says:

      Ooh, let me know how they turn out!

  3. jane robertson says:

    they were super Thankyou I added chia seeds pepitas and some capsicum and parsley too…..surprised how fantastic they were

    1. lucylox says:

      So pleased you liked them πŸ™‚ I love the sound of the additions, I think I’ll give that a go this week πŸ™‚

  4. James says:

    Brilliant. I added some pepper and cumin seeds and thought the simple concept for a quick nibble was great.

    I guess you throw some cut onion rings in too.

    1. lucylox says:

      Mmm, like the sound of those additions πŸ™‚

  5. Elaine says:

    Tried these on Saturday evening, they went down great with my little one. He loves sweetcorn and was well impressed to see them in a “cake”!!

    1. lucylox says:

      It’s a great standby dish…. You always have the ingredients in and they can even be easily made whilst camping!

  6. leroywatson4 says:

    The perfect speedy snack, what a find. Would be great with a tangy dip. Cheers Lucy.

    1. lucylox says:

      Absolutely right! It’s funny cos its probably my first great friendly recipe and it gets sooo many views!

  7. LAJ444 says:

    Just made these last Sunday. Excellent! We loved them πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Brilliant πŸ™‚

  8. Vella says:

    I think you meant 1 teaspoon of baking powder… 😦

    1. lucylox says:

      No it’s definitely 1tbsp – if you don’t use eggs you’ve got to get the ‘rise’ from somewhere else.

      1. Nicola says:

        I found the large amount of baking powder left quite an unpleasant aftertaste, especially combined with gf flour. Any alternatives? Aside from this yum!

      2. lucylox says:

        I’m afraid I haven’t tried with gf flour – perhaps reduce the baking powder and let me know how it turns out?

  9. I will have to try these gluten free– & with fresh corn — sounds good!!

    1. lucylox says:

      Let me know how a gluten free version turns out πŸ™‚

  10. Sophie33 says:

    MMMMM! I made them with a combo of quinoa & oatmeal & loved them too! Easy peasy too! Yumx

    1. lucylox says:

      Mmm, I like the sound of your additions πŸ™‚

  11. Rosie says:

    Thank you for such an easy recipe, these were great! I added some spring onions, chipotle and coriander and dipped then in siracha -yum. Next time I’ll have them with veggie bacon and maple πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      That’s a great Mexican slant – I think we’ll be having your version for lunch this weekend! Thank you for the idea πŸ™‚

  12. Nicole says:

    Making some with diced chile peppers and garlic. Great idea when stretching your food budget!

    1. lucylox says:

      What great additions πŸ™‚

  13. Tash says:

    Hey! Just wondering how ‘small’ the can is!? Do you have a weight or volume so I can get the quantities right? Thanks!!

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi its 140g drained weight. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  14. Jamie says:

    Just made these and they were great! I didn’t use any baking powder but it was still awesome = )
    Plated up on a bed of spinach with sweet chilli dipping sauce mmmmm

    1. lucylox says:

      Lovely – so pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  15. Vixy says:

    Copied the recipe exactly to a T. Hubby hated them and wanted to throw them out and I was stuck with a plate full of semi-soggy corn fritters that taste like pancakes with corn in them. Dunno if it was because we’re Canadian and require flavour in our food or if I cooked them wrong (I cooked them like pancakes), but these are NOT going to be ending up on our table ever again. Sorry 😦

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi Vixy, I’m sorry you didn’t like them – they’re using a very popular recipe. Obviously sweetcorn fritters will have a mild flavour unless you pep them up with added flavours.

  16. I am having a go at making them..serving them with chilli con carne….adding some Cajun spices to the batter for a bit of a kick

    1. lucylox says:

      Mmm nice πŸ˜€

  17. ljbird86 says:

    I made these for my 18 month old today. The only things I changed were using 260g drained sweet corn (large tin, basically) and a 1/4 TSP paprika. My son loves them! He’s allergic to eggs so recipes like this are great. I can take these fritters out with us aswell, as he’ll happily eat them cold πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Brilliant – i’m so pleased they work well for you. They’re such a great, easy staple πŸ™‚

  18. Lucy, I have to be gluten free. What type of flour would you recommend to make these delicisious sounding corn fritters?

    1. lucylox says:

      so sorry Libby, I’ve neglected my messages of late. I’m no gluten-free expert but have had good results with Dove’s farm. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  19. Etrechia says:

    Love it!!! 4 year old loved it too!!! Thanks!!!

  20. Sian Paris Lyng-Olive says:

    Question – do you use sweetcorn kernels or creamed corn?

    Kind regards,

  21. Erin says:

    These were great. I also added bacon, onion and paprika. A hit with the family, and so easy to make, served with caramelised balsamic vinegar.

    1. lucylox says:

      Nice idea! Glad you enjoyed x

  22. Jade Elizabeth says:

    Added red onion and used frozen sweetcorn, very delicious ! My new favourite!

    1. lucylox says:

      Yum! So pleased you enjoyed them x

  23. Gill murphy says:

    I’ve just made a batch and nearly ate them all…so easy, so tasty and I am going to try other veg as well. I did get the baking powder aftertaste but maybe I was a bit heavy handed, will try less next time. Thank you for such an easy, versatile recipe, I am a dreadful cook ( by my own admission!) and even I couldn’t mess these up x

    1. lucylox says:

      Fab! So pleased you liked them. You can put less baking powder in but they won’t be so pouffy – so just depends on what you like x

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