I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble deciding on what to have for lunch. I generally don’t think of it until the kids are nagging to be fed “I honghee mummy!”. Lunch then ends up being whatever I can make in 3 minutes or less, sandwiches, vegetable sticks, cheese cubes, fruit etc, pretty basic and boring.

So today when 11am rolled around I started the dreaded “what’s for lunch?”. I’d spent the morning reorganising my freezer and preparing the meal plan for the next month and was already perusing Taste.com.au for ideas when I stumbled across  a recipe for Corn and Zucchini fritters.  I can’t work out how to post a link so here’s the recipe and if you want to see it in situ then just go to www.taste.com.au and search for Corn and Zucchini fritters.  They’re the only ones, you should find them 😉

Preparation Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 310g tin corn kernels, drained
  • 150g zucchini, grated
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and cracked black pepper
  • chopped tomato, to serve
  • chopped avocado, to serve
  • coriander leaves, to serve

Method

  1. Whisk together the corn, zucchini, eggs and milk. Gradually stir in the sifted flour and cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Using a tablespoon, place heaped spoonfuls of the mixture in the pan and cook in batches. Using a spatula, turn them once, until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel, cover and keep warm as you cook remaining fritters.
  3. Serve the cakes with chopped tomato, avocado, coriander leaves and sweet chilli sauce.

Now for my variations.  I used 2 medium sized zucchinis, and a couple  of handful of frozen corn.   I had some basil, parmesan and macadamia dip left over from Saturday night so I put a spoon of that in too.  I didn’t bother with the salsa and served them with a bit of greek yoghurt for Jack and tomato sauce for hubby and I. 

It took 30 minutes to get it from raw ingredients to everyone sitting eating and they were delicious.  Definitely a make again, maybe hubby will be able to make them next time 😉 

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