Sweetcorn Space Saucers Fritters
these baked pancakes look like flying saucers from another planet.
Try making them with Cajun spice to keep little astronauts’ tummies warm on their space missions!
- 50 g/1¾ oz frozen sweetcorn
- 50 g/1¾ oz plain wholemeal flour
- 25 g/1 oz cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, plus extra to serve
- ½ teaspoon Cajun spice (optional)
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 egg, separated
- 75 ml/3 fl oz whole milk
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
- Cook the sweetcorn in a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well.
- Place the flour, cornmeal, coriander + Cajun spice (if using) in a large bowl. Add the sweetcorn, spring onions, egg yolk + milk + mix to a thick paste.
- Whisk the egg white in a thoroughly clean, grease-free bowl until it forms peaks, then gently stir it into the sweetcorn mixture. Place 6 spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, spaced well apart.
- Bake the pancakes in the oven for 8 minutes. Using a fish slice, carefully turn the pancakes over + return to the oven for a further 4–5 minutes until cooked through. Serve warm, sprinkled with extra coriander.
Fun For Little Ones
Space lunch! Make this a themed lunchtime: grab a colander for your little one to use as a space helmet + make him or her a moon suit out of tin foil!
Swap This For That
Save time by using canned sweetcorn (go for the no added sugar or salt version)
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