This lunch recipe is inspired by my favourite dish from one of my local cafes – sweetcorn fritters with avocado and crispy bacon. Although I love going out for lunch as much as the next person, sometimes you just need to take it easy on the lunch expenses.
Determined not to sacrifice my favourite lunchtime treat in the process, I thought I would give it a crack at making my own version of the dish at home. To my utter delight, they are super easy to make.
(for one hungry person – tweak as appropriate)
50g plain flour
200g frozen or canned sweetcorn
Bunch of spring onions, trimmed and finely diced
1tsp baking powder
1-2tsp olive oil
1/2 avocado, chopped
3 rashers of streaky bacon
Wedge of lime
Sweet chilli sauce
- Combine the flour and baking powder in a large bowl then break an egg into a well in the centre. Begin to mix together and gradually add the milk, followed by 170g of the sweetcorn (if frozen, cook first) and half of the spring onions.
- Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan and add roughly 1tbsp of the sweetcorn batter. Cook for 1-3 mins on each side or until a light brown/golden colour. Repeat for the remaining batter. Pop in the oven on a low heat to keep warm while you compile the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy, adding the remaining spring onions a few minutes before the bacon has finished cooking. Add the remaining sweetcorn for a minute or so, followed by a good squeeze of lime juice.
- Combine the sweetcorn, spring onions and chopped avocado before building your stack of fritters. Spread a good dollop of soured cream onto each fritter, pile with your avocado mixture and a rasher of streaky bacon then repeat until you have achieved a towering stack of sweetcorn fritters and utter tastiness. Drizzle a touch of sweet chilli sauce around the edges and dig in!
Now there’s an excuse not to fritter away your money on expensive lunches…
Did you see my previous lunchtime recipe post? Have a read of my butternut squash salad recipe, packed with superfoods and general deliciousness.