Not just another corn fritter – these are Bill Granger’s famous corn fritters! This really is restaurant quality food made in your own home. The flavour will knock your socks off!
I actually posted this right back when I first started RecipeTin Eats. Back then, I had hardly any readers and my photos weren’t so great. But patience isn’t my greatest virtue and I was so excited about starting a food blog that I couldn’t wait to share my favourite recipes.
Fast forward almost 2 years (2 years??? I’ve been doing this for 2 years??). My photography has somewhat improved. And I’m so blessed to have so many readers from all around this big wide world to share my recipes with.
I made these corn fritters on the Easter long weekend and as I was making the “mmmm” noises as I munched through my pile of fritters, it made me sad to think that so few people had seen the recipe because it was buried in the archives (with not-so-crash-hot-photos!).
So I decided to update the post, take fresh new photos and share this again!
There is a reason I have gone to the effort of reshooting and reposting this recipe – because they are very special corn fritters. These are Bill Granger’s corn fritters, from his popular bistro, arguably one of the best places for brunch in Sydney.
Bill’s corn fritters are unlike any other “out there” because the whole fritter truly tastes of corn, rather than just bursts of it whenever you bite into a corn kernel. This is because of the extra step (worth it!) of blending most of the corn with the batter – along with coriander (cilantro) which gives it another flavour boost. If you have a handheld stick, you can just do this in the mixing bowl (this is how I do it), otherwise you can use a food processor or blender.
PS To everyone who doesn’t like cutting corn off a cob because it goes everywhere, here’s my little tip: pop a ramekin in a large bowl, stand the corn on it and cut the kernels off. The bowl will catch the kernels that fly off the cob and the ramekin elevates the corn so it’s easy to slice all the way to the bottom. 🙂
PPS No laughing at my Baby Hands!?
Truly, these fritters are incredible, whether you use fresh, frozen or canned corn. To be honest, I normally use frozen corn – it’s just irresistibly convenient – but as with anything made using fresh rather than canned vegetables, it really is extra special if you use corn off the cob.
The avocado salsa topping is a perfect accompaniment with these corn fritters. It’s juicy and creamy, and also adds a burst of freshness to this.
Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or as a starter, these fritters are sophisticated and super easy to make. There’s a reason Bill’s is famous for these – they are that good! -Nagi x
- 3 cups (525g / 18oz) fresh corn kernels (~ 3 large corn cobs)
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 cup cilantro/coriander leaves and some stems (lightly packed)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Freshly ground Black pepper
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large (or 2 small) ripe avocado, stone removed and diced
- 1 1/2 to matoes , seeded and diced (about 3/4 cup, diced)
- 2 tbsp coriander/cilantro , roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
- 2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions scallions or red onion
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce , optional
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Freshly ground Black pepper
Turn on the oven to very low - just to keep the fritters warm.
Place 2 cups of the corn kernels and the onion, eggs, coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl and whizz with a stick blender until most of the corn is pureed (but still lumpy, not completely smooth). You can also do this step in a blender or food processor.
Stir through remaining corn, flour and baking powder until just combined.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet/fry pan over a medium high heat.
When the oil is hot, drop 2 heaped tablespoons of mixture per fritter into the pan and cook in batches for 1 1/2 minutes each side, or until golden.
Transfer to a baking tray and keep warm in the oven while you are making the rest of the fritters.
To serve, stack 3 corn fritters on each plate and top with avocado salsa and extra cilantro/coriander leaves if desired.
Combine all ingredients, toss very gently.
1. Fresh corn is best but you can use defrosted frozen or well drained canned corn kernels.
2. Recipe very slightly adapted from this one by Bill Granger. The change I made was to stir through the flour after pureeing the corn because otherwise, there is a risk of over beating the flour which will make the fritters tough.
3. Nutrition per serving (3 corn fritters + avocado salsa):