Monday, 6 February 2017

Sweetcorn fritters with avocado, poached egg and mint chutney

Sweetcorn fritters with avocado, poached egg and mint chutney

It's meat free Monday, whilst I did think some nice crispy bacon would have gone nicely with this, guess what, I didn't miss it in the slightest, this dish was so tasty, meat free Monday's are becoming a regular feature in our household!

  • 200g tinned sweetcorn
  • 40g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 large free-range eggs, 1 of them lightly beaten
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped plus extra leaves to garnish
  • Grated zest 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
For the chutney
  • 30g fresh mint leaves
  • 15g fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 garlic clove,minced 
  • 1 small green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime

Method:
Put all the chutney ingredients into a food processor with 2 tbsp of water and blitz until smooth, then transfer to a bowl.

Clean out the food processor and then blitz half of the sweetcorn until it forms a coarse paste.  Add this to a bowl along with the rest of the sweetcorn, flour, chilli powder, cumin, beaten egg, chopped coriander, lime zest and a good pinch of salt - mix to a batter.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan then spoon the batter into the pan to form 4 circles.  Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side on a low medium heat until golden.  Set aside and keep warm.

Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil, add a few splashes of white wine vinegar and then add your eggs.  It is useful to crack each egg into a small dish beforehand so you can just empty them straight into the pan.  Cook the eggs for 3 minutes and remove with a slotted spatula.

Divide the fritters between two plates then serve with a good dollop of chutney, half the sliced avocado, a poached egg and a few coriander leaves.

I served this dish with a salad and it made a really satisfying yet light meal, a big hit in our house and I will definitely be making this again.  Next time I might add some finely chopped spring onions and fresh chilli to the batter mix, give it an extra crunch and hit of flavour.  Hope you enjoy! Recipe from Delicious Magazine.