5minutes cooking time
- 198g / 7oz tin sweetcorn, drained
- 100g / 4oz wholemeal flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
- 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
- Handful of basil, chopped
- 10 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 100g /4oz grated halloumi cheese
- Sunflower oil for frying
- Blend 100 g/4 oz of the sweetcorn in the bowl of a food processor, or in a mixing bowl with a stick blender, until finely chopped.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and eggs in a bowl. Whisk in the sweet chilli sauce and finely chopped sweetcorn. Add the remaining ingredients including the remaining whole, unblended sweetcorn kernels. Season to taste (if using).
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan. When hot, fry heaped tablespoonfuls of the fritter mixture for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. Transfer to kitchen paper.
Fritters are a firm family favourite and a great way to encourage kids to eat their veggies. Halloumi cheese has a very high melting point so it works well in a fritter. The fresh basil and sweet chilli sauce gives these a delicious flavour.
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Mother of three Annabel Karmel continues to reign as the UK's No.1 children's cookery author, best-selling international author, and a leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.
Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner 25 years ago â a book which has become the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - Annabel has written 43 books selling over four million copies worldwide.
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Beefy Sausage Roll
Sausage rolls make great picnic and party finger foods as they are ready-wrapped in pastry. To add a slight twist I like to use beef, but minced pork would also be good.
Apple and Almond Cake
Delicious Apple and Almond Cake from Annabel Karmel
Porridge with Apple, Pear and Apricot Baby Puree
This makes a nutritious breakfast. Make up portions of the fruit puree and freezes. Then you can thaw them overnight, ready to mix with your baby porridge in the morning. As your baby gets older you can simply stir in rather than puree.
This delicious granola is very versatile. You can have it for breakfast with milk. This Christmas recipe is also very good on its own as a snack or layered with yoghurt, honey and fruit.
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