HAM AND SWEETCORN FRITTERS
December 11, 2020
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These cheesy ham and sweetcorn fritters are super easy to whip up, and a great way to use leftover Christmas ham.

Ham and sweetcorn fritters with mango salsa, Greek yoghurt and asparagus.

Fruity mango salsa and tender asparagus add a fresh and summery vibe, though you could serve with rocket instead of asparagus if you prefer.

They’re perfect for lunch or dinner, or skip the salsa and go brunch-style with poached eggs on top. Yum!

I’ve used cornmeal flour for double the corn flavour. If you prefer a lighter fritter, use white or brown rice flour instead.

 

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Ham and sweetcorn fritters with mango salsa, Greek yoghurt and asparagus.

HAM AND SWEETCORN FRITTERS

Keyword: LAMB, PORK
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

These cheesy ham and sweetcorn fritters are super easy to whip up. Top with fruity mango salsa. Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, and a great way to use up leftover Christmas ham.

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Ingredients

TO SERVE

  • 1 mango
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 handful fresh coriander (optional)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (250g/8.8oz)
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yoghurt (125ml)

FRITTERS

  • 300 g ham (thick slices or whole piece) (10.6oz)
  • 150 ml milk (5.1 fl.oz)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Greek yoghurt (60ml)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 1 cup cornmeal flour (120g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 400 g can whole corn kernels, drained (14oz)
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese (100g)
  • 2 Tbsp rice bran oil, divided

Instructions

  1. PREPARE SERVING INGREDIENTS

    Roughly dice mango flesh. Finely dice capsicum and onion. Set aside two thirds of the onion to use in the fritters. Add remaining onion, mango and capsicum to a small bowl and stir to combine. Roughly chop coriander, if using, and stir in.

  2. Trim woody ends off asparagus and discard. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe bowl.

  3. MAKE FRITTERS

    Preheat oven to 100ºC (210ºF) fan bake and place a rack over an oven tray.

  4. Dice ham into chunky pieces. Whisk milk, yoghurt, eggs and chicken stock powder together in a large bowl. Add flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Stir in ham, corn, cheese and the onion set aside in step 1.

  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan on medium. Scoop 1/4 cup measurements of mixture into pan and cook for 2 minutes each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Place fritters on rack in oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining mixture (adding more oil as required).

  6. SERVE

    Microwave asparagus for 1 1/2 minutes, until tender. Add butter and toss with a little salt and pepper. Divide fritters between serving plates. Top with salsa, dollop with yoghurt and serve with asparagus on the side.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Sparkling wine will go down a treat!
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Make sure ham is gluten-free. Use gluten-free stock powder. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: Cornmeal flour can be swapped for white or brown rice flour (less corn flavour, but lighter texture). Mediterranean or baby rocket is a good substitute for asparagus.
STORING AND REHEATING: Refrigerate fritters, salsa and asparagus separately. Fritters can be warmed in the microwave - quickly pan fry after warming for crispy edges. Asparagus can be microwave or pan fried. Add salsa just before serving.

 

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