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Sweetcorn Fritters

Claire Wright

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

150g wholewheat or wholegrain spelt flour (or use the same amount plain flour if you prefer)

1 tsp baking powder

salt & pepper, to taste

125ml milk

juice of 1/2 lemon or lime

2 eggs

400g sweetcorn (fresh, frozen or tinned)

3 spring onions, finely sliced

3 tbsp chopped fresh chives or mint (or use a handful of chopped fresh coriander or basil)

Your choice of toppings: avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, handful of rocket, cooked bacon, smoked salmon trimmings... or come up with your own!

Veg Portions / Serving: 1

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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Photography by Claire Wright | addsomeveg.com

Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare sweetcorn that the whole family will enjoy. Next stop: pancakes!

What kid doesn’t like pancakes? These savoury sweetcorn fritters are a winner with kids, and make a nice change for a weekend breakfast treat.

Method:

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and seasoning. In a separate bowl or jug, mix the milk, lemon or lime juice and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined (don’t over-mix or the fritters will be tough – a few fleck of flour is better than over-mixed batter). Gently stir through the corn, spring onions and herbs.

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and drop heaped tablespoons of batter in the pan – about 1-2 large tbsp per fritter should do. Fry over medium heat for 2-3 mins, then flip over and cook on the other side for another 1-2 mins, until both sides are golden and each fritter is cooked through (if they are getting golden on the outside but still aren’t cooked through in the centre, turn the heat down to low and cook for a little longer on a gentler heat). These fritters make a yummy breakfast served with a little sliced or mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes and more fresh herbs. Crispy bacon makes a nice treat with them, too!

Engaging Kids

Engaging Kids

Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

Kids love making pancakes. Teach them to weigh out the ingredients and mix everything together – if you slice the spring onion for them, they can make the batter all by themselves! Help older kids cook the pancakes carefully, flipping them gently when they are ready to turn. Get them to choose and prep ingredients to top the pancakes with, too.

Activities

Activities

While getting kids to interact with veggies for real and using their senses to explore them is best, encouraging hands off activities like arts & crafts, puzzles & games or at-home science experiments can be a great start, particularly for those who are fussier eaters or struggle with anything too sensory. Use these veg-themed activities as a stepping stone to interacting with the veg themselves. We have loads of crafty downloads here, puzzles here, and quirky science with veg here.

Sensory

Sensory

Once you feel your child is ready to engage a little more, you can show them how to explore the veg you have on hand with their senses, coming up with playful silly descriptions of how a veg smells, feels, looks, sounds and perhaps even tastes. Find ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.

Serving

Serving

The moments before food is offered can be a perfect opportunity for engagement that can help make it more likely a child will eat it! Giving children a sense of ownership in the meal can make a big difference to their feelings going into it and the pride they take in it. You know your child best, but if you aren’t sure where to start, we have some fun and simple ideas for easy roles you can give them in the serving process over here.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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