These gluten-free Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters are an easy vegetarian side to any meal or they make a delicious light healthy lunch or light dinner with a vibrant green side salad. They’re light and super simple. Using eggs to bind the fritters also boosts the protein content, keeping you fuller for longer.
Making these Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters, you’ll need….
- 2 medium courgettes, grated
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp baking powder (GF)
- 1 small tin sweetcorn (no sugar/no salt)
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan (V optional)
- Salt & Pepper to season
- Rapeseed Oil for frying
Grate the courgettes (or chop in a food processor), sprinkle with salt and leave to drain in a colander for approximately 30mins. This will ensure the courgettes are not too watery. Squeeze in between kitchen towel to dry and remove any excess water. If you’re short of time, you can skip this step.
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the oil) and mix well. Season to taste.
In a non-stick frying pan, heat a little rapeseed oil, taking care not to allow the oil to smoke. Spoon dollops of the courgette mixture, using a ladle for ease, and flatten carefully. Lower the temperature and cook for 3 mins before turning with a large spatula to brown the other side for a further 2-3 mins, taking care not to break the fritter.
Serving suggestion: Serve with a green rocket & watercress salad for an extra nutrient boost
If you’re avoiding eggs, you can swap them out for 2tbsp ground chia/flax seeds made into a soft paste with 2-3 tbsp water. Grinding chia seeds is easy with a powerful blender such as a Thermomix, Vitamix or Nutribullet. Blend to a fine consistency and store any extra in a jar for later use
Variations for courgette and sweetcorn fritters:
- Add cubes of feta cheese or 2 tablespoons grated parmesan into the batter mixture
- Add chopped fresh herbs instead of dried herbs; eg a small bunch of dill, thyme or oregano
Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters; Nutritional Nugget
Using eggs to bind the courgette and sweetcorn fritters boosts the protein, making them an ideal ingredient to help you feel fuller for longer. It also avoids the need to use wheat flour as a binding agent, so the meal is gluten-free. Even if you are not allergic to gluten, reducing the gluten burden reduces the risk of developing digestive issues through over-exposure.
HERE’S AN ALTERNATIVE: Courgette Fritters with Goat’s Cheese