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Sweetcorn Fritters with Mango Salsa

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Sweetcorn is one of those vegetables which gets a bad rep, but it doesn’t deserve it. Corn is a fantastic vegetable, rich in colour and nutrients, wonderful food and usually very popular with picky eaters. Sweetcorn Fritters with Mango Salsa is a yummy, healthy and fun finger food recipe that your kids will love to find in their school lunch.

Sweetcorn Fritters with EASY Mango Salsa is one of the easiest lunchbox ideas you'll add to your bento box! Made with common kitchen ingredients and simple steps. This easy healthy finger food is super for picky eaters, toddlers, kids, and baby led weaning! #fingerfood #lunchbox #bentobox #backtoschool #fritters

As a vegetable, sweetcorn is one of your five-a-day, and it has plenty of nutritional value. Picky eaters usually love sweetcorn as it tastes sweet, and while you might think that means it’s full of sugar, an ear of corn actually has about the same number of calories as an apple and less than a quarter the sugar. Another reason why this makes a super school lunch.

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These little veggie fritters are made from simple everyday ingredients you probably already have on hand. 

  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Sweetcorn
  • Spring Onions

That’s pretty easy, right?

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You also don’t need too many dishes for this recipe. Just mix your flour, eggs, and milk with a whisk. Then fold in the sweetcorn and spring onions. You can totally do that, right? 

Okay, next you just cook them until golden brown on each side. 🙂 

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Now I know you’re thinking, that mango salsa is going to be a pain… But it’s not! It’s as simple as dicing up a mango, a little sweet onion (just 1/4 of an onion), and coriander. Then squeeze a lime over it and stir! Now in your back to school lunch box you have veggies, protein, and a side of fruit. Of course, I like to add more fruit or a little sweet treat just to finish off the lunch. 

This recipe is part of my Baby Food Series for Dunnes Stores. I have been so delighted to work with a client who truly believes in what I am trying to do here at Baby Led Feeding

 

Sweetcorn Fritters with EASY Mango Salsa is one of the easiest lunchbox ideas you'll add to your bento box! Made with common kitchen ingredients and simple steps. This easy healthy finger food is super for picky eaters, toddlers, kids, and baby led weaning! #fingerfood #lunchbox #bentobox #backtoschool #fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters with Mango Salsa

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

7 minutes

Servings

12 fritters

BLW Friendly Vegetarian Lunchbox Quick

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Ingredients

Sweetcorn Fritters
120g flour
100ml milk
2 eggs
300g sweetcorn
3 spring onions finely sliced
Black pepper to season
Rapeseed oil for frying
Mango Salsa
1 Ripe Mango
Juice 1 lime
1/4 sweet onion diced
1 bunch fresh coriander

Method

  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle, then whisk in the eggs and milk until it forms a smooth batter.
  2. Fold in the sweetcorn, spring onions, then season with a little pepper.
  3. Heat a little rapeseed oil on a non-stick pan, then spoon the mixture into small fritters roughly the size of the palm of your Childs’s hand.
  4. Cook until the fritter is golden brown underneath, then flip over and cook the other side.
  5. To make the mango salsa mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Serve the fritters with a tablespoon of the salsa on top.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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