Nothing says summer like the taste of fresh corn on the cob in late July. Sweet and juicy and packed with nutrients, corn is definitely one of our family favourites. We also love leftover corn as is or cooked up into these delicious cheesy corn fritters.
Here are some of the interesting facts about corn:
- corn contains high levels of the antioxidant carotenoid, with especially high concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin, great news for our eyes
- there is about 4.6 grams of fibre for each cup of cooked corn. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, recent research has shown that corn can support the growth of friendly bacteria in our large intestine and can also be transformed by these bacteria into short chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, which can supply energy to our intestinal cells. This helps lower our risk of intestinal problems, including our risk of colon cancer.
- rich in vitamins B1, B3, pantotenic acid, necesarry for carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, floic acid, which helps protect against neural tube defects and vitamins A and E
- corn is also a source of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and copper
Corn makes a delicious addition to any meal and these cheesy corn fritters are a great way to use up the leftovers, if there are any of course!
Cheesy Corn Fritters
- 2 cobs of cooked corn (or 2 cups frozen)
- 2 green onions – chopped
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk (or rice milk as a non-dairy alternative)
- ¾ cups grated cheddar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- pinch of baking soda
Remove corn from cob and mix with remaining ingredients.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan
Fry each fritter until golden brown, turning once.
Linda @ The Wholesome Kitchen