Lemony Corn Fritters {Woolworths/Masterchef}

Lemony Corn fritters

 

When I was asked to be one of Woolworths’ bloggers for the duration of Masterchef again this year, I jumped at the chance. I had such fun being part of the project last year. I was even more excited when I found out we would be given “mystery boxes” filled with ingredients from which we needed to draw inspiration and create a stunning dish. I’m quite a fan of a challenge and when the first list of ingredients came through, it took my all of 5 seconds to decide what I would be making. If you watched Masterchef last night, you would remember that during the last challenge, the contestants were given Corn as the ingredient they had to make shine and Woolworths did exactly the same for me. Except that I didn’t have an entire pantry full of stuff to choose from, but a limited few chosen ingredients. Still, I decided to go with a simple but utterly delectable fritter recipe.  My mystery box contained the following ingredients:

  • Corn
  • Cake flour
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Parmesan
  • Cream
  • Lemons
  • Sugar

wk2_Article-Banner(Image courtesy of Woolworths)

The Woolworths Masterchef Hub is a hive of activity with loads of recipes and fun ideas and if you think you can make a better dish with the ingredients I was given, hop on over because you stand a chance of winning one of fourteen R1000 Woolworths gift cards or the grand prize of a R10 000 gift card (do you think it’s OK if I enter?).

Lemony Corn fritters

If I were given an open pantry, I would’ve added some chopped, cooked bacon to the batter and served it with a charred corn and smoky tomato salsa but even just as is, with a generous grating of parmesan, they are absolutely to-die-for.

Lemony Corn fritters

To view the original recipe on Woolworths’ site, click here.

Lemony Corn Fritters {Woolworths/Masterchef}
 
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Recipe type: Fritters, starter, canape, breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 sweetcorn, kernels removed (approximately 3 cups)
  • 150g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100g melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 75ml cream
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Combine the sweetcorn, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Melt the butter and beat in the eggs, cream, parmesan, lemon juice and zest.
  3. Whisk the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is thick and 'drop' consistency.
  4. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan and add a splash of oil.
  5. Fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown on each side and cooked through.
  6. Drain on kitchen paper and serve warm.
 

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Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Gail Helyar

    This recipe is a must and so inspirational, can’t wait to make these fritters, so pleased I am part of your blog, love Masterchef SA!

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Thanks Gail!

  • Julie Murkerson

    These look wonderful. I am going to have to try these one day. They will be a nice change from pancakes. :)
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Let me know what you think once you’ve tried them Julie. :)

  • Daisy

    These look so deliciously fluffy!!! I’d love to have some now :)

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Daisy, they are! Perfectly fluffy and absolutely delicious.

  • usha singh

    oh wow they really do look divine–

    • http://simply-delicious-food.com/ Alida Ryder

      Thanks Usha!

  • http://www.country-estates.co.za/ Elaine

    those corn cakes look fabulous but can I leave the lemon out – I just can’t get my head around the Parmesan/lemon combo. I’m going to try them anyway. Hope a tin of sweetcorn works! Whole kernels I presume?

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