Vegan Corn Fritters
I absolutely LOVE to create these little gems. Call them “cakes”, “patties” or “fritters”, they are easy to make and simply delicious. These Vegan Corn Fritters were probably my favorite one to date & I’ve made a lot of them! Like these Vegan Artichoke Cakes or these Irish Potato Pancakes or these Crispy Cauliflower Cakes. How about Roasted Broccoli Cakes? Or Zucchini Corn Cakes? I’ve also done Cauliflower Cakes, Colcannon Cakes and Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes. You get the idea. Needless to say, there are no shortage of recipes on my blog 🙂
I am obsessed with the texture of this particular recipe. The whole corn kernels, the cornmeal and the creamy corn gave them a rich corn flavor. They held together perfectly, were easy to flip and once cooked, had a slightly crisp exterior with an interior that was almost like a tender cornbread.
You could use almost any dipping sauce but I chose a simple vegan mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and grainy mustard combo. It’s kind of my go-to. The measurements are not important. I rarely measure, it’s all about taste.
My goal for this recipe was to make them completely dairy-free. Vegan Made Easy, the tagline of this website 🙂 I took some of the corn kernels, salt, pepper and a splash of almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do) and created my own creamed corn in the food processor. It adds yet another level of corn flavor and it took literally seconds to make.
Let’s talk about the secret ingredient here. Green chiles. You can find these in the Mexican foods section where they sell tacos, salsa, etc. I used mild, but if you can handle the heat, go for medium or even hot. If you choose to omit the chiles, you may find you need a bit more moisture and can add almond milk, but I would suggest using them. They add flavor, but the mild ones don’t add spiciness at all.
I will say, if you are able to find fresh corn on the cob, you can grill it before removing the kernels and you’ll get even more flavor. Also, use the back of your knife and scrape the milk out of the cob. That’s good stuff! If you are like me and could not find good corn, frozen is fine. It’s actually frozen at the peak of it’s flavor and freshness, so never worry about that. I always have frozen corn on hand. If you are lucky enough to find it, there is one called SUPER SWEET corn. My fave!
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