Chipotle, corn & prawn fritters served with avocado purée

Chipotle, corn & prawn fritters with avocado purée

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Makes 12 fritters (serves 4 as a light main, 6 as a starter)

Make these moreish fritters as a starter or light main course, with a delicious avocado purée – you can also serve them with guacamole or chipotle aioli

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (three fritters)

  • kcal576
  • fat38g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 50g fine cornmeal or polenta
  • 50g plain flour
  • 225g sweetcorn, from a can or frozen (drained if from a can)


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 3 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 75ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 40g butter, melted and cooled



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 3 tsp chipotle paste or chipotle powder
  • 1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 300g raw shelled king prawns, roughly chopped
  • sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • soured cream and lime wedges, to serve

For the avocado purée

  • 2 ripe avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 limes, juiced



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 garlic clove, grated to a purée
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander


  1. Prepare the avocado just before you want to cook the cakes, as it discolours if it sits too long. Halve and stone the avocados and scoop out the flesh. Mash with all the other ingredients until smooth. Taste for seasoning (you may want to add a little more vinegar). Cover and set aside.

  2. For the fritters, put the cornmeal, flour, half the sweetcorn, the eggs, milk, butter and baking powder in a food processor and, using the pulse button, blitz together. Season and stir in the rest of the corn, the chipotle paste, chilli, spring onions and the prawns by hand.

  3. Heat some oil in a large frying pan and, once it is hot but not smoking, spoon dollops of the corn-cake batter into the pan. You are aiming to make cakes about 10cm in diameter. If you use a large pan, you should be able to cook four fritters at the same time. When each cake has set underneath and you can see bubbles on the surface, flip it over and cook until golden. Lift each cake out onto a double layer of kitchen paper. You can keep the cakes warm on a baking sheet (in a single layer) in a low oven while you cook the rest. Add more oil as you need it. Serve the cakes with the avocado purée, some soured cream and wedges of lime.

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