Gluten-free corn fritters kids will love

Posted on July 13th, 2018

Whip up a batch of these corn fritters to serve as a side dish with your braai.

Gluten-free corn fritters

Whether you’re roasting a chicken or having a braai, these gluten-free corn fritters are the perfect side to accompany your dish.

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*Makes 8 medium fritters


  • 1 tin of sweet corn, drained and dried
  • 1 cup of Maizena corn flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup ice water
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Coriander for garnish
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mix the Maizena, baking powder, spring onion, chili and salt together.
  2. Add half the ice water and mix into a paste before slowly add the rest of the water until a smooth batter is formed.
  3. Add the corn to the batter.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat the oil to a medium heat.
  5. Using a spoon, drop a spoon of corn batter and fry for 1–2 minutes until golden brown on one side.
  6. Flip and fry the other side.
  7. Drain on paper towel.
  8. Serve warm with sprigs of coriander and a sweet chilli sauce.
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