Cheapo Cooking Episode II: Quick and Tasty Corn and Feta Fritters

Two posts in one night! flip too much culinary activity is going on in my house today (check out my lemon cupcakes I also made today!)!

This evening, Mum couldn't really be bothered cooking and so we made corn fritters using an Annabel Langbein recipe from her book Good Food for Busy Lives. The only expensive ingredient in these is the feta cheese which is totally optional, you can even substitute it for your normal cheese if you wanted. Just grate the edam or whatever and add it to the mix. You can usually buy whole kernal corn in brine for $0.99 if its on special and for a single batch here you only need 1 can. Cheap or what! Tonight we were feeding Chris, Jack (who is just always hungus!), Dad, Mum and myself so we did a double recipe and that worked out just nicely. A single recipe makes around 8 depending on how big you make them.

Ooh! don't they look good?!

Ok Here is what you will need:

1 cup self raising flour (if you don't have self raising you can use standard flour with 2 teaspoons of baking powder added)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup soda water (we use milk when we have no soda water)
1 can of whole kernel corn ( not creamed!!!)
half a packed of feta
fresh herbs such as parsley, sage and thyme
cracked pepper if you wish

 (Lettuce from Mum's garden - I like the colour which is why I took a photo)

 Beat the eggs, soda water flour and salt together.

Add the corn, feta, herbs and pepper and mix well.

 Fire up the stove!

 Slosh a bit of cooking oil into a hot frying pan. Make sure the pan is hot before you add the batter as it helps prevent the fritters from sticking. The same goes for fried eggs and pancakes.

 I use a 1/3 cup as my scoop as it makes good medium sized fritters. Cook them until the edges bubble and look par cooked then flip them over.

 Oh don't they look nice and golden!

 Serve them with a nice salad

 I prefer serving mine with a nice dollop of sour cream and sweet chilli sauce! Yum!

And there you go, quick and tasty corn fritters that are so so cheap to make but nice and healthy (provided the sour cream you dollop is lite! :) )

Nighty night!! Happy cooking!