Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I have been reading "Australian Healthy Food" and I come across this cute little recipe call "Super Healthy Sweet Corn Fritters". Now, anyone will know that it is rare that fritters are healthy (Especially if they are fried with heaps of oil), but I have a weakness for anything corn (i mean it!) and since it says healthy, I decided to give it a go.
I have only used polenta once, and that turned into a mess. So when I saw that this recipe calls for polenta, I went "hmmm..." not only that, it has beans in it as well!
The result was a thick satisfying fritter. One thing though, it has more of a "grainy" texture to it-which I actually didn't mind. It could be because I wasn't using the fine polenta (Although the package did not say anything?). This dish consisted of 5 grams of fat (including salad), so I think it is a satisfying and healthy lunch altogether.
Sweet Corn Fritters
2 cups of corn kennels
1 can of cannellini beans
1 cup of polenta
1/4 cup of flour (the recipe calls for wholemeal flour)
1 cup of buttermilk
Process beans and corn together. Add polenta, flour, buttermilk and egg. Pulse till combined. If time permits, sit mixture for 20 minutes. Spray pan with oil. Ladle 1/4 cup of mixture each time to hot pan. Flip it over when cooked. Serve with salad and herbed yogurt if you like (herb yogurt-mix 1 cup of yogurt with chives)