Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt

This corn and leek fritter recipe was born out of furious scribblings in my 'ideas' notebook while I was on a plane watching a Jamie Oliver Superfood TV show. Jamie makes corn fritters (the recipe is sadly not online), but it was truly inspiring.

Leek & Corn Fritters with a Herbed Yogurt - a delicious, quick, & vegetarian breakfast or lunch recipe.

I really believe Jamie Oliver has done more to get people cooking healthy, realistic food than any other chef. He's a fabulously accessible guy and every recipe of his always turns out great. I also really appreciate that he makes it easy to understand what other flavors and veggies can be substituted into his dishes. I regularly binge-watch his 30 minutes meals shows on Netflix.

Still, I was a bit skeptical about corn fritters! I was a bit worried that my excitement over making something from canned corn was just an altitude overreaction. Thankfully, it was merited - these little fritters are delicious. They're surprisingly low calorie (no oil here!) and stuffed with veggies.

Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt.

I thought leeks would be good friends with the corn in this recipe. There's a lovely delicate charred corn flavor that mingles so nicely with the leeks, cottage cheese, and herbed yogurt. These fritters are also incredibly filling - the recipe makes 8 fritters, but I'd only recommend 2 to 3 per serving. They keep in the fridge nicely, but they're best when served piping hot, straight from the stove top.


Yield: 4 servings (2 fritters per serving)

Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt

This corn and leek fritter recipe is delicious and ready in 30 minutes!

prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped leeks

  • 1 (14 ounces) can corn

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 16 ounces (450 grams) cottage cheese

  • pinch of salt & pepper

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of one lime

instructions

  1. Combine the leeks, corn, flour, egg, cottage cheese, and salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Form patties with about 3/4 cup worth of dough. Place 2 to 3 in the pan - do not overcrowd. Let cook for 2 minutes on one side.
  4. Flip the fritters and press them down slightly to create more surface area to cook. Let cook for another 2 to 3 minutes - or until slightly charred.
  5. Cook all fritters.
  6. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, mint, cilantro, and lime juice.
  7. Drizzle yogurt on top of fritters and serve while warm.

calories

359

fat (grams)

6

carbs (grams)

48

protein (grams)

25

sugar (grams)

10

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