My Mum used to make us corn fritters for lunch in the winter. She would use a can of Wattie’s whole corn. My Dad knew the Watties you know – I am not sure how he knew them being a man of the sea, and them owning big factories and all. They had huge stone lions on either side of the gate to their house up in the hills which, as a small child, I found deeply impressive.
Anyway the corn fritters Mum made were cooked on her griddle, huge and naturally we ate them with Wattie’s tomato sauce.
The recipe is pretty basic. I made these after my walk.
The suggested recipe I put on my Instagram account is what I did this morning. But the real recipe comes from the NZ Women’s Weekly – imagine a time when it was OK to name a magazine The Women’s Weekly.
Mum has the recipe in her old recipe book in such a truncated form I had to cook it before I could work out what the recipe was even for!
It is marvelous with fresh corn. I am so sorry to my NZ readers who have a bit of a wait before you get fresh corn. Here in California we have to go to the farmers market to get fresh organic corn – the kids call it Caterpillar Corn after we saw a caterpillar in the corn which led to a huge discussion about organic food and how a caterpillar is actually a good sign. John sent me a photo of the corn he is picking back on the farm which looked pretty damn good.
MUM’S CORN FRITTERS
1cup self raising flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 2 cups corn kernels, 4 shallots or 1/2 an onion chopped very finely.
Stir it up. Cook on your griddle. Eat outside under the big tree with Greek Yoghurt and Sweet chili sauce.
If you want to tart it up add a little feta and mint.
Naturally I used Janie’s Mill Black Emmer Flour and a teaspoon of Baking Powder because I would never in a million years buy self raising flour.
We made bread as well. Learning to stretch and fold with tiny hands.
Below we are riffing on a bubble bath – water play when you don’t have a pool.
Kids don’t care as long as it is cold. And I am just grateful that no one is peeing in our miniature pools!
Have a lovely day.