Our Favourite Sweetcorn Fritters

Ingredients

2 cups corn kernels (fresh, canned, or frozen)

3 spring onions, finely chopped

1 small red capsicum, finely chopped

4 Farmer Brown eggs, separated

3/4 cup self-raising flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

salt and freshly ground pepper

4tbsps olive oil or other cooking oil

Directions

Mix together the corn, spring onion, and red capsicum in a bowl

Stir in the egg yolks, then add the flour and baking soda and mix through. Season generously with salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form when the beater is lifted from the whites.

Gently mix the whites into the mixture, taking care not to over mix.

Heat 2 tbsps. of the oil in a large frying pan over moderate to high heat.

Add large spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan to form fritters. Cook in batches until golden on both sides, reducing the heat on the second side as needed to cook them through. Add more oil to the pan for each batch.

Serve with your favourite sauce.

BUDGET SAVING TIPS

Leave out red pepper if they're not in season or invest in a jar of chargrilled peppers - they're great value as each jar contains about 6-8 peppers.

Frozen vegetables are always affordable. Try this recipe with peas or chopped beans in place of sweetcorn.

Heating the oil to medium-hot before adding the fritter batter saves the oil from being absorbed as the fritters form a crust quickly.

Source: NZ Eggs www.eggs.org.nz