Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters

An excellent breakfast, brunch, entrée.  Smaller ones make a great party snack.

Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters Indonesian Style

Ingredients ( four fritters: two people)

This recipe makes four fritters as shown.
The frying pan in the picture is 20cm in diameter.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp bawang goreng* (optional)
  • garlic crushed or thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground  coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1/4 tsp galangal
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves  or parsley
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek** or chilli paste
  • 1/4 can creamed corn
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • pinch of salt
  • a grind or two of black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • peanut oil for frying


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cover  and leave to stand at least an hour. Overnight is good.  The batter should spread in the pan just a little but not flow.  If the batter is too stiff add a very little milk.  If too runny add a little more flour.
  3. Fry fritters in peanut oil over a medium heat until golden brown and set.
  4. Serve hot or cold with a spicy chutney.




* Bawang goreng is  spiced & sliced shallots fried in peanut oil.   Usually an accompaniment to rice dishes, they add an interesting flavour and texture to dishes such as this.  I buy mine in a packet.

** Sambal oelek is ground spiced chilli.  You can buy it or make it thus:

In a blender combine

  • half a cup of fresh red chillies
  • a Tbsp of lime juice and zest of a lime
  • two stalks of lemon grass (white part) or one teaspoon ground lemon grass
  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp  salt

Keeps  well in the fridge or can be frozen by putting a teaspoonful in each section of an ice-cube tray. 


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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