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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 Responses

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

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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 πŸ™

    1. 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.

  8. 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. 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™‚

  9. Question – do you use sweetcorn kernels or creamed corn?

    Kind regards,

  10. 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.

  11. 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. 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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