MEXICAN SWEETCORN & PEA FRITTERS
SUITABLE FROM 7 – 8 MONTHS
MAKES 12 FRITTERS / PREPARE 5 MINS / COOK 1O MINS
60g Wholemeal flour
A pinch Salt (optional)
1 tbsp Baking powder
½ tsp Dried chili flakes (optional)
A pinch Smoked paprika
1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 Egg, beaten
125g Sweetcorn kernels (frozen or fresh)
125g Peas (fresh or frozen)
3 tbsp Olive oil
Mix the polenta, flour, salt (if using) and baking powder in your Béaba Babycook ® and pulse a few times to mix well.
If your sweet corn and/or peas are frozen you can thaw them in your Béaba Babycook ® with the steamer option.
Melt the butter in a small pan on the hob or in a little container in the steamer basket of your Béaba Babycook ®, then mix with the egg and milk and add to the dry ingredients. Pulse a few times to form a batter. Add the chili flakes (if using), paprika and coriander, pulse a few more times and transfer to a bowl. Finally, stir in the corn and peas.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add tablespoons of the mixture to the pan to form little fritters.
Cook for 2/3 min on each side until browned.
Serve with tomato salsa to dip and a poached/fried egg from the age of 12 months.
Sweetcorn is packed full of brain boosting and energizing
VITAMIN B, Is also great source of magnesium, manganese and immune supporting VITAMIN C. Yellow sweetcorn is also high in betacarotene a powerful antioxidant and lutein another antioxidant that helps maintain healthy eyes.
Peas are high in FIBRE AND PROTEIN as well as low in calories if you are watching your weight. They are a good source of VITAMIN C to support your immune system and also FOLIC ACID, important for blood cell production.
Polenta is gluten-free so it is a great carbohydrate alternative to pasta or cous-cous for those with gluten sensitivities.
Eggs are rich in PROTEIN to help us grow and heal. Additionally, eggs contain VITAMIN A that supports vision and healthy skin as well as RIBOFLAVIN that promotes normal growth and VITAMIN B12 that supports red blood cell health.
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