Corn Fritters with Black Bean Chilli

Corn Fritters with black bean chilli

Corn Fritters with Black Bean Chilli
Corn Fritters with Black Bean Chilli

Corn was on special at the supermarket the other day, 5 for $3 which was too good an offer to refuse. Usually I’d just BBQ it, or boil it, however I had a desire to have corn fritters, and while it wasn’t one of my low calorie days, I decided to fry these in just a light spray of oil in a non-stick pan to see if they would be OK for a low calorie meal.

I found this recipe http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/readers-recipes/9657429/Recipe-Black-bean-chilli-with-corn-fritters on Stuff’s website, and I had all of the ingredients on hand for the Black Bean chilli as well, so it looked like the decision was made for me. I can tell you the Chilli was really good,excellent in fact. The corn would have been better if I had fried them in a small amount of oil, rather than the scant spray of cooking oil, but they were still tasty enough. The corn still had a little bit of crunch, and was juicy sweet.

There is also a little gem of a life hack for the prep of the corn in the link, which worked out perfectly so I’ll include it here as well.

” after the corn has been microwaved, cut the stalk end off at a point about 1cm into the cob itself. Then you can squeeze the hairy end and the cob pops out and all the hair is left with the husk.”

 

Black Bean Chilli
Black Bean Chilli

Ingredients

Fritters:

1 cup milk
1 egg
1 corn cob (or 1 tin or 1 cup frozen kernals)
2 Tbsp chives or parsley, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Cayenne pepper to taste
Oil spray or neutral oil for frying

Chilli:

Splash of neutral oil
1 onion, roughly diced
1 capsicum, roughly diced
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed (or 1 tsp ready-to-use crushed garlic)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tin of black beans in chilli
3 fresh, ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped (or a 400g tin of diced tomatoes)
2 Tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Fritters:

1. Microwave corn on high for 3 minutes while getting all other ingredients ready and putting a frying pan over a medium heat
2. Cut kernals off cob (or drain tin if using)
3. Whisk milk and egg together, add corn and all other ingredients, mix well
4. Use a ladel to get roughly even-sized fritters, fry until golden on both sides and cooked through then set aside

Chilli:

1. Fry onion, capsicum, garlic and spices in oil until softened (5 minutes or so)
2. Add beans and tomatoes and cook until reduced to desired consistency another 5min or so)
3. Remove from heat, season and stir through oregano
4. Spoon over the fritters

Corn Fritters with Black Bean Chilli
Corn Fritters with Black Bean Chilli

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