Monday, 9 March 2009

The Smaller Loinfruit's Pea and Corn Fritters

The Smaller Loinfruit likes these fritters a lot, and insists on making them himself. No really....insists....woe betide anyone who dares to touch a spoon or even worse flip a fitter in the pan.

Its all good...Loinfruits need to be in the kitchen, to make something that they like eating, and be exposed to the dangers of knives and flames and in doing so become comfortably competent with them.

Your Loinfuit may need help getting the following from the cupboard:
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of bicarb soda
  • egg replacer made up to 1 egg
  • soy milk
  • 1/2 cup of peas (blanched if freshly podded, or straight from packet if frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of corn niblets (boiled if on the cob, or straight from packet if frozen)
  • virgin coconut oil for frying the fritters
The Loinfruit will insist on doing all of the following steps by themselves:
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add you-won't-believe-its-not-egg and stir through
  • Add soy milk slowly, beating in with a spoon. Aim for a fritter mix type consistency. Which is about the same as porridge. Which if you're not familiar with is a bit like a pikelet mix consistency.
  • Mix throughthe peas and corn
  • Heat a heavy based frying pan, and after some oil spoon some mixture in to create an even fritter that is about 12 cms across. Advanced Loinfruits may have two or more fritters on the go at the same time if the size of the pan permits.
  • Fry until light golden brown underneath, and the uncooked side is noticeably beginning to "cake up" yet is still wet.
  • Flip, and allow other side to cook
  • Get Mum and Dad to do ALL the cleaning and washing up afterwards. After all, they've had nothing to do while you've been working hard....
PS. If you don't have Loinfruits then these fritters are also good as quick snacky finger food. The fritter mix can be a good vehicle for anything really. Add some spices, or onion and garlic, or chopped carrots or courgette, or fresh coriander, or some chopped lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf or...or...or....

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