Creamy Salmon and Corn Fritters
Pantry based dinners have a place on every family cook's menu. This recipe uses inexpensive tinned pink salmon and corn kernels with creamy ricotta cheese to make a mild and creamy fritter mix that you could easily double and save for lunchboxes too.
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 200 g pink salmon drained, skin and bones removed
- 125 g corn kernels drained
- 2 eggs
- 125 g ricotta cheese
- 1-2 stalks spring onion thinly sliced, white and green
- light vegetable oil for frying eg, rice bran, canola, sunflower
To serve (optional)
- Mayonnaise, aioli or tartare sauce
- Easy salad mix
- Lemon wedges
Add the flour, cumin and salt to a bowl and use the whisk to mix together and remove lumps
Crack one egg at a time into the bowl and whisk after each one - the batter will form more after each egg is beaten in.
Add the prepared salmon, corn and spring onions, then stir in the ricotta (see Notes for speed tip)
Set a large fry pan on medium high heat and add enough oil to cover the base
Set up a plate with some paper towel close to the stove top to place the cooked fritters
Take two dinner spoons. Scoop fritter batter out with one and use the other to push mix off into the pan. Repeat this two times for each fritter, using the spoons to shape the fritters while they start cooking.
Don't turn a stuck fritter! They will let go of the pan when they've formed a crust. If you're concerned they are burning, add a little more oil and turn down heat. Trust the process and you'll get perfectly formed fritters.
Add each cooked fritter to the paper towel on the plate, cover loosely with a second sheet of paper towel.
- If you have time for extra cooking, double or triple the quantities and have leftovers for lunchboxes or to freeze, double wrapped, for an even easier dinner another night.
- Without altering the other quantities, you could also increase the vegetable and fibre content by adding a grated carrot or grated zucchini or small diced capsicum to the mix. You could also swap the corn for one of these vegetables if you like.
- Fish is a common food refusal item for many people (adults as well as children). Dishes like these Creamy Salmon and Corn Fritters are mild to taste and won't create fishy cooking smell. This can be a great way to begin exploring a wider range of fish, too.
- Thinking of other fish dishes? Try this blog post on 7 ways to make fish unyucky for your family!