With all this late summer bounty that is calling to me from the greengrocer’s shelves: sweetcorn, cherries, blackberries, fennel, beetroot, courgettes and plums to name just a few, I refuse to believe that the summer is over. It is just the beginning of August, so it shouldn’t be but the weather, full of torrential rains, hail (yup, it hailed for a few minutes yesterday – Tina was perplexed and not amused) and big grey clouds for days on end would suggest otherwise.
As a warmth loving individual with perpetually cold extremities, I am truly in denial and I am still holding out hope for some heat this year (not counting our imminent holiday to the motherland of summer – Greece, which we are super stoked to have up our sleeve in case things get rough). It’s also a tad annoying that the weather has taken a turn for the worse as we finally got our act together and bought a small barbecue hoping to use it on warm August evenings…
While the weather isn’t conducive to firing off our new BBQ any time soon, which is a shame as it’s hard to beat grilled corn, I’ve decided to put its sweet kernels to another use. I incorporated them into a delicious batter and turned them into pancakes or fritters, the choice is yours!
The only difference is the amount of oil used. A small amount of oil on a non-stick pan will give you a stack of savoury pancakes while shallow-frying the batter, will turn it into crispy fritters instead. They both make a delicious snack, starter or a fantastic savoury breakfast that is naturally gluten-free. I like to have mine with a dollop of thick vegan coconut yoghurt and a teaspoon of sour chutney to cut through the sweetness.
PS: If you make my vegan corn fritters, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!