I am currently dabbling with recipes that should work well when my baby reaches 6 months and we begin the weaning journey. Tonight I took inspiration from a friend and decided to make fritters (somehow I have eaten them plenty of times but never actually made my own!) They were absolutely delicious and I can really see them working well for Isaac when he starts eating food.
The great thing about fritters is as long as you have an egg you can pretty much throw together any other ingredients!
Here is my recipe which worked a treat for two hungry adults.
1 red onion, peeled and grated
1 large potato, peeled and grated
Small handful of sweetcorn (I used frozen and zapped in microwave first)
2 tbsp plain flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp veg oil
- Ensure the water is squeezed out of your onion and potato by drying it on some paper towel.
- Add the onion, potato and sweetcorn to a bowl and whisk in your egg, stirring to combine all ingredients
- Slowly add the flour, stirring as you go to bring the mix together
- Stir in the salt and pepper for seasoning. (Here you could be more adventurous and add cayenne pepper or paprika – I played it safe for my first time!)
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on a high heat.
- Once the oil is super hot, spoon in the fritter mix (a serving spoon per fritter) and flatten them with a fish slice.
- Turn the fritters half way (after around 5 minutes)
- All done!
It really is as simple as that! I served my fritters with fried halloumi (using the same pan) and a handful of leafy salad. To ensure the fritters weren’t too dry I also added some Nando’s dipping sauce (sweet chilli would work really well too).
Just a note – when making this for babies and small children, omit the salt (it isn’t completely necessary and they shouldn’t have added salt in their diet). I would also use less halloumi (or none at all) for babies.
I hope you enjoy this super easy and super tasty meal as much as we did!