There’s a myth that all Thai food is hot, spicy, and full of chillies. Not true! This is an easy Thai recipe for sweetcorn fritters that you can have any way you like. You can make them small and have as a snack (eating them with your fingers just as you would eat street food in Thailand), or make larger ones and have it with some sweet potato wedges for dinner.
This is classic Thai street food that’s easy to make, and is full of flavour. A little bit of the spice has been taken out, but if you like your food spicy then you can easily add an extra pinch of dried chilli flakes for some added zing.
- 50g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch smoked paprika
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 40ml milk
- small tin (198g) of sweetcorn
- 3 spring onions
Let’s Get Started
1. Put the sweetcorn in a colander to drain away the water.
2. Snip the spring onions with scissors, so they make little circles once they’re cut.
3. Mix all your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, paprika, sugar) in one bowl, and your wet ingredients (egg and milk) into another bowl.
4. Add a few spoons of the wet mix to the dry mix and start to mix it in, making sure to get rid of any lumps. Once the lumps are gone, then you can add the rest of the wet mix.
5. Add the sweetcorn and spring onion, and stir it all in until the sweetcorn is covered with the batter mix.
6. Heat up a frying pan and all a small amount of oil. Then add small spoons of your batter mix. Press down lightly to form flat round shapes.
Did You Know? Street food is very popular in Thailand and is a cheap way to eat. Stalls can be found selling wp_my food at almost any time of day or night.
Make it Authentic: If you were to buy sweetcorn fritters from a street stall in Thailand, they would be bitesized and served in a little cardboard tray.
How did you get on? Did you think this was an easy Thai recipe to make?
With thanks to heatheronhertravels for releasing this picture of a Thai food street stall.