Sweetcorn fritters with smoked salmon

Sweetcorn fritters with smoked salmon

Something for Everyone
Ben Dearnley

If your child wants to join you in the kitchen, there are plenty of steps in this breakfast he can get involved in. While it may make things slower and messier for you now, one day he might reward your patience by making it all by himself and bringing you breakfast in bed. We parents have to dream, right?


Quantity Ingredient
400g fresh sweet corn kernels
3 spring onions, roughly chopped
2 eggs
1 small handful coriander leaves
or 1 small handful flat-leaf parsley leaves
150g self-raising flour
1 zucchini, finely grated
light olive oil, for shallow frying
or rice bran oil, for shallow frying
smoked salmon, (optional, see note)
lemon wedges, to serve

Avocado salsa

Quantity Ingredient
1 avocado, stone removed and flesh diced
1 tomato, finely diced
1 spring onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. To make the avocado salsa, gently stir all of the ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. To make the fritters, place half of the corn kernels in a food processor with the spring onion, eggs, coriander and flour and process until combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, squeeze the zucchini to remove the excess moisture. Add to the fritter batter with the remaining corn. Stir to combine.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, drop large spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towels. Serve the warm fritters with the avocado salsa, smoked salmon (if using) and lemon wedges.


  • Smoked salmon is a great source of omega-3 fats, however, as with other smoked foods, you might prefer to have it in moderation due to the possible links between the smoking process and adverse health outcomes. For your baby and toddler, keep it for a more occasional treat.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, wait until your baby is managing some finger foods (which may not happen until 8–9 months or older) before offering him these fritters. Spread the fritters with avocado and cut into strips. For an older baby, serve as for a younger baby.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is.
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