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vegan corn fritters
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Vegan Corn Fritters with Jalapeño and "Cheddar"

Vegan corn fritters: my veganised version of the "Half-Baked Harvest" corn fritters recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: All
Keyword: vegan corn fritters
Servings: 4
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Richard Makin


For the Egg Replacement

  • 2 tsp gram flour (aka chickpea flour)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil (aka canola oil)

For the Vegan Cheddar Paste

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tsp english mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp caper brine

For the Vegan Corn Fritters

  • 130 g plain white flour (aka all purpose flour)
  • 60 g fine cornmeal (aka polenta)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 120 ml soy milk
  • 325 g corn kernels (around 2-3 corn husks or one large can, drained)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 1 small bunch fresh chives (finely chopped)


To Make the Egg Replacement

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg replacement ingredients until smooth and set aside.

To Make the Vegan Cheddar Paste

  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mash together the vegan cheddar paste ingredients until fully combined. Set aside.

To Make the Vegan Corn Fritters

  • In a large bowl, place the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Add the egg replacement, the vegan cheddar paste and the soy milk. Mix until just combined.
  • Finally add the corn kernels, the jalapeño and the chives. Mix to combine.
  • Heat a deep fat fryer filled with sunflower oil to 165c (or 330f) or alternatively fill a heavy saucepan with around 3 inches of sunflower oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully drop heaped teaspoon sized portions of the corn batter into the fryer. Working in batches of around 6-8 fritters, fry until golden brown then remove from the fryer and place on a tray lined with kitchen roll to absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat until all the batter has been used. Serve with your favourite hot sauce, vegan mayo or even straight up ketchup!


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg