Sweetcorn Fritters with roasted tomato & red onion salad

Sweetcorn Fritters

Breakfast for dinner, that’s what we had the other night.  The recipe for these sweetcorn fritters comes form the breakfast section of Bill Granger’s Bill’s Sydney Food cookbook, and although they would be ideal for breakfast, they worked fantastically for a light dinner on the warm nights we have been having recently.

We received some fresh corn from our farmers boxes recently, and at first I was a bit lost for ideas as for what to do with them.  While corn on the cob is great, I hate getting those little pieces of corn stuck between your teeth as you gnaw away at the corn cob.  I always feel like I need to brush my teeth and floss afterwards, so the corn cobs sat there while I looked for ideas.

While you can always incorporate corn into other recipes, I actually wanted the corn to be the star of the show, so when I was flipping through my huge library of cookbooks and bookmarked recipes finding Bill’s sweetcorn fritter recipe seemed like the perfect way to use the corn.

Sweetcorn fritters

In Bill’s cookbook he pairs his corn fritters with bacon and roasted tomatoes, but for a dinner and vegetarian version I decided to make a salad of roasted tomatoes and sweet red onions to which I added some feta and lettuce leaves.

So tell me, have you enjoyed breakfast for dinner?  What are your favourite breakfast recipes that work equally as well for dinner?

Sweetcorn fritters

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Sweetcorn Fritters with roasted tomato & red onion salad
 
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Sweetcorn Fritters recipe adapted from Bill Granger's Bill's Sydney Food book.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • FRITTERS
  • 1 cup of plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 cups of corn kernels, cut from the cob
  • ½ cup of diced red capsicum (pepper)
  • ½ cup of sliced spring onions
  • ½ cup of chopped coriander (cilantro) and parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, for frying
  • ROASTED TOMATO & RED ONION SALAD
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 50g Danish feta
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
  • SALAD DRESSING
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ clove of garlic, grated
Instructions
  1. To make the fritters, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the paprika and chilli powder and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl combine the eggs and milk and gradually whisk into the flour until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Add the corn, capsicum, spring onions, parsley and coriander and combine with the batter.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of batter for each fritter. Fry until golden on both sides. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while you fry the remaining fritters.
  4. To make the salad, preheat the oven to 180 celsius (355 farenheit) and add the tomatoes and onion to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with sugar before seasoning. Bake for 25 minutes and set aside to cool.
  5. Combine the lettuce, basil, cooled tomato and onion in a bowl and crumble the feta over the top.
  6. To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, white wine vinegar and garlic in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dressing to the salad just before serving.
Notes
Bill's Sweetcorn fritters recipe called for 1 tablespoon of sugar to be added to the batter. I omitted this as I felt the corn was sweet enough.

 

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28 Comments

  1. Sneh | Cook Republic October 7, 2011  8:40 am Reply

    These look great! I love his corn fritters. I have made these time and time again and love the addition of spring onions!

    • delicieux October 7, 2011  9:56 am Reply

      It was my first time making Bill's corn fritters, but certainly won't be my last. They were so lovely and fresh.

    • delicieux October 8, 2011  4:38 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Lisa :D

  2. Baker Street October 7, 2011  2:09 pm Reply

    Ooh! I can't decide whether the roasted tomato salad is better or the fritters! Both look sooo good!



    • delicieux October 8, 2011  4:37 pm Reply

      Thank :D Both are equally delicious, but roasted tomatoes are a favourite of mine :D

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 7, 2011  3:58 pm Reply

    I love eating breakfast for dinner-as well as a late night snack (cereal). We often have scrambled eggs for dinner just because I love them but don't really eat breakfast! :P

  4. Insensate October 7, 2011  5:16 pm Reply

    love your pictures... very nice composition... will definitely give recipe a try, looks so mouth watering :)

  5. thelittleloaf October 7, 2011  11:08 pm Reply

    I love these! I first had Bill's corn fritters in Sydney a few years ago and make them all the time now...your version looks absolutely delicious :-)

  6. Sukaina October 8, 2011  4:14 am Reply

    I love having breakfast for dinner and vice versa. But since I'm always on the lookout for breakfast ideas, this might just be a contender.

  7. Olly October 8, 2011  10:00 am Reply

    Looks delicious!!

  8. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice October 8, 2011  5:46 pm Reply

    These look gorgeous, Jennifer. I love, love corn fritters and haven't had them in ages. Adore breakfast for dinner, too, especially on cold winter nights.

    • delicieux October 10, 2011  10:48 am Reply

      Thank you so much Yasmeen :D Hopefully you will enjoy some corn fritters soon :)

  9. Ali October 8, 2011  7:03 pm Reply

    The corn fritters look so delicious. Such a lovely post. I wouldn't mind having this for supper :)



  10. muppy October 8, 2011  8:20 pm Reply

    i could eat breakfast for dinner anyday! i looooove corn on the cob but these look great too.

  11. Katherine Martinelli October 9, 2011  8:08 am Reply

    These look so good! And seriously perfect for dinner. Growing up breakfast for dinner was always such a treat! I love frittata with a green salad for dinner these days.



  12. Nic@diningwithastud October 9, 2011  8:10 pm Reply

    Oh I always wanted to make these. They look great :) Breakfast for dinner i awesome! You houl have followed the theme and had pancakes for dessert ;)

    • delicieux October 10, 2011  10:39 am Reply

      Mmm pancakes for dessert would have been a nice follower. My fiance is the pancake maker in our house. I should have suggested that. Next time ;)

    • delicieux October 12, 2011  2:18 pm Reply

      Thanks Maria, they were good, and so fresh and delicious. I will definitely be making them again.

  13. Mary@FitandFed March 23, 2012  10:46 am Reply

    I'd say our most frequent foray into breakfast for dinner is frittatas. They are almost like a breakfast item. And a frittata would probably work with corn and green onions-- in fact that sounds really good!



 

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