Let’s talk about the inception of these low-carb, gluten-free sweet corn fritters. I love fritters of all kinds, and initally I wanted to make sweet corn ones, but struggled to find an actual low-carb sweet corn fritter recipe – so I came up with this! And while we’re reducing our carb intake, why not gluten-free at the same time? There are plenty of ways we can enjoy fritters without having to resort to simple carbohydrates. And when I was putting this recipe together – it hit me. Chickpeas! Or Garbanzo beans as they are also called. Chickpeas are easy to get, they’re a great replacement for using lots of flour, and even though they have their own carb content, none of them are refined.
The amazing thing about having your sweet corn fritters be low-carb (and gluten-free!) is that they are a light addition to any meal. They’re not too heavy, you don’t cook them in too much oil, and you can eat more than one extremely easily without noticing, and make a tasty side dish to many things – although I have, on occasion, made them my main dish! They are quick to make and are a great pairing with a salad, roasts, bringing to a dinner with friends, or even just reheated the next day as an afternoon snack. I always love to add the tanginess of sriracha, and lime to make the flavours pop, with jalapenos for a subtle kick. Super easy to prepare and super easy to enjoy!
I usually have them when I’m having a vegetarian night and want something substantial on the table. They’ll fill you up in no time!
Let’s jump into the recipe of these savoury beauties!