Fluffy and full of flavour, this makes an easy and impressive brunch dish or a light supper to be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Adding a drizzle of maple syrup to the bacon really brings out the smokiness.
- 1¼ cups self-raising flour
- 1 spring onion, finely sliced
- 1 small bunch coriander, finely chopped
- 1 cup raw sweet corn kernels
- Salt and cracked pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk, warmed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 40g butter, melted
- Rice bran oil, for cooking
- 8 rashers streaky bacon
- Maple syrup
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sour cream
1 In a large bowl, combine the flour, onion, coriander, corn and seasoning, and toss well to coat the ingredients in the flour.
2 In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix milk with baking soda and butter, then add to eggs. Gently fold wet ingredients into dry to make a spoonable batter.
3 Heat a little of the rice bran oil in a frying pan and add spoonfuls of the corn mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden and puffed. Set aside in a warm oven while cooking the remaining mixture.
4 Meanwhile, spread the bacon on a lined tray. Brush with maple syrup and season with pepper. Grill for 4-5 minutes until crispy or done to your liking.
5 Combine the avocado and lemon juice, and mash together until smooth, then mix in the sour cream and season to taste. Serve the fritters in a stack with crispy bacon on the side and a dollop of avocado cream.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author