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.
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.
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.