Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters, lightly spiced, crispy and filling. Perfect for lunch or as a tasty appetiser.
These fritters are lightly spiced, you can taste the spice but there is zero heat and loads of flavour, which is perfect for kids. Fritters are a great way to introduce new vegetables to kids, it's also a great way to introduce new flavours and spices, just remember to keep the heat down. I serve these courgette and corn fritters with a lovely minty, garlic and lemon yoghurt sauce. It's so easy to make but tastes amazing! These are also quite nice cold and would be great for a picnic too.
How to Make Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters:
- Grate the courgette, add the grated courgettes to a large sieve add a good pinch of sea salt and mix with your hands. Then place the sieve over a large bowl, leave for at least 10 minutes, this is to drain off some of the water from the courgettes.
- Make the yoghurt sauce, while the courgettes are draining, make the yoghurt sauce. This is as easy as adding all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and then letting it sit in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
- Make the batter, use your hands to squeeze out any excess water from the grated courgette.
- Add the courgette, sweetcorn, and spring onions to a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and stir well.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and spices then add the salt and pepper and mix well.
- Cook the fritters, heat a little oil in a large non-stick pan, add two tablespoons of the batter to make one fritter, to the pan, cook the fritters for about 3 to 4 minutes each side, they should be golden brown and cooked through. I cooked these in batches of four. You can keep them warm in the oven if you need.
Tips for Making The Best Courgette Fritters:
- Try and get as much water as you can out of the courgettes, you'll be surprised at how much water will come out just from draining them first.
- Use young smaller courgettes, older and larger courgettes don't have as much flavour. When buying courgettes look for firm courgettes, with bright, shiny and unblemished skin. If a courgette feels soft and looks dull, it usually means it’s no longer fresh.
- Don't let that batter sit for too long, ideally, you should make the fritters straight away. If you leave the batter sit for too long you will end up with doughy fritters!
- The baking powder lifts the batter and results is a fluffier fritter, so, if you can don't leave that out.
- Use a light flavoured oil to cook these, I use sunflower oil.
What To Serve with Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters:
We usually have these on their own with that minty yoghurt sauce, but if you want to make more of a meal of this then these black pepper and rosemary fries are great with these fritters along with a simple green salad.
More Fritter Recipes You May Like To Try:
- Amanda's Vegan Vegetable Fritters
- Spiced Parsnip Fritters
- Cauliflower Fritters
Spiced Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters
- FOR THE FRITTERS:
- 3 small courgettes / zucchini (480g/1lb/17oz) grated
- A pinch of salt
- 2 large free range eggs
- 4 spring onions / scallions the white and pale green part, thinly sliced,
- 1 cup sweet corn (165g) canned is fine
- 1 cup plain flour / all purpose flour (120g)
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- sunflower oil or coconut oil for cooking
- FOR THE MINTY YOGhURT:
- ¾ cup plain yoghurt (150ml)
- Half a lemon, the zest of plus wedges for serving
- 2 sprigs of mint, about 10 leaves leaves removed and chopped
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ scant tsp sea salt
- Place the grated courgettes into a large sieve add a good pinch of sea salt and mix with your hands. Then place the sieve over a large bowl, leave for at least 10 minutes, this is to drain off some of the water from the courgettes.
- While the courgettes are draining, make the yoghurt sauce. This is as easy as adding all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and then letting it sit in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
- Now make the fritter batter. Using your hands squeeze out any excess water from the grated courgette.
- Then add the courgette, sweetcorn, and spring onions to a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and stir well.
- Sieve in the flour, baking powder and spices then add the salt and pepper and mix well.
- To cook the fritters heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a large non stick pan, add two tablespoons of the batter at a time the pan, lightly press down the batter with the back of a spoon.Cook the fritters for about 3 minutes each side, they should be golden brown and cooked through. I cooked these in batches of four. You can keep them warm in the oven if you need.
- When the fritters are cooked place them on some kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil. This batter will make 12 - 14 fritters.
- Serve the fritters with some minty yoghurt sauce and lemon wedges.
- Nutritional Information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It based on a serving of 4 which is about 4 fritters each plus yoghurt sauce.
- The Batter, try to cook these as soon as you can if you leave the batter to sit for too long it will result in a doughy fritter.
- The Courgettes, if you can, use young courgettes/zucchini older courgettes can be a bit too watery and not as firm.
- Sweet Corn, I always use canned sweet corn for these but if you have an abundance of corn then you will need to cook it first.
- Storing, it's really important to cook this as soon as you make the batter. If you leave the batter to sit for too long then this will result in a doughy fritter and that's not what we want here.
- Freezing, you can freeze these once they are cooked and have cooled down but please be aware that there will be a significant change in texture when you reheat them.
- Oil, I recommend using a light oil to fry this in, sunflower oil is good.
*This recipe was first published on June 29th 2016, it has been updated on June 28th 2019 with new process photos and a step by step guide. New nutritional information and a couple of tweaks to the recipe are also included in the updated version.
I had these for lunch today and they were perfect! Just the right amount of crisp on the outside and loaded with flavor. Going to be making these again very soon!
I have never heard of zuchinni reffered to as " courgettes" before today, i almost thought it was some foreign ingredient 🙂 These do look delicious though.
I love your idea of introducing new vegetables and spices to kids with these spiced courgette sweetcorn fritters.
I love that you combined zucchini and corn together to make two of my favorite fritters in one!
Such a beautiful fritter combo Michelle!! Looks so crispy and delicious!
Marisa F. Stewart
I think zucchini or courgette are veggies that we have in our house constantly. We really enjoy them in so many ways. We haven't made them into fritters. They look delicious and the addition of corn to them makes them even better. This recipe would be perfect with our chicken this weekend.
Best Snack item for family any time of the day. Delicious and yum.
I've seen a lot of fritter recipes but these ones look like ones I need to make ASAP. Perfect use for seasonal sweetcorn.
Whoa these look SO GOOD! My kids love courgettes so this would be an excellent way to get some extra nutrients into them... especially with that drool worthy yogurt dip! Yum!
What a GREAT way to use up summer produce and make them into a delicious appetizer. Can't wait to try these.
These look so tasty and perfect as an appetizer! I love the idea of making these ahead of time and bringing them on a picnic since they can be served cold! Cannot wait to make these especially with the yogurt mint sauce! Fabulous!
Thanks so much Cathy 🙂
Fabulous appetizer that is definitely a great option for a weekend lunch. Love a few pieces of lemon on the side.
How have I never had these before?? Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I'll be making it this weekend. It sounds too delicious to wait any longer.
Thanks Jen, I hope you enjoy them x
I just love the combination of zucchini and corn and making it into a fritter is a great idea! Serving them with a minty yogurt sauce sounds just perfect.
This is such a great appetizer for any dinner party! Looks and sounds so delicious!
Thank you Natalie 🙂
These look absolutely perfect. I love corn fritters and courgette fritters... doesn't get much better than combining them! And minted yoghurt is the bomb!
Thanks Monique, totally agree, sweetcorn and courgettes is a match made in heaven 😉
Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
These sound delicious! Love the combination of courgette and sweetcorn. And I love the photo of the fritters in the pan - so bright and beautiful! x
Thanks Sasha, they were very tasty 😉
Hana | Nirvana Cakery
Yum, I love courgette fritters! They are so great for a quick lunch. I've never tried adding sweetcorn, I bet my son would love that too:) x
My girl loved them Hana, they're great for kids 😉