Food Bytes

I am really really excited to introduce you to my new Food Byte videos! These fun little recipe postcards to are to get your taste buds going and hopefully to make you want to try the recipes!

This is the first of (hopefully) many Food Bytes. Created by my good friend and all round boy wonder Alex Hammond who is being utterly amazing and working on them in return for being cooked regularly for and given generous helpings and lots of seconds!

This brunch was for my lovely friend Cat who has a deep unwavering love of all things sweetcorn and avocado so for her birthday what could be a better treat!

The sweetness of the corn kernels is balanced with a tang of soured cream and a rich generous blob of cream cheese. If you wanted you could smother the fritters with maple syrup but they are completely delicious, moist and tender as they are.

check out the full recipe below!

sweetcorn fritters with smashed avocado and crispy bacon

sweetcorn fritters, avo and bacon

sweetcorn fritters, avo and bacon

serves 4

8 rashers of streaky bacon

150g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

4 free range eggs

75ml whole milk

50ml soured cream

a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese

2 sweetcorn ears

bunch spring onions

small bunch of flat leaf parsley

2 ripe avocados

juice of a lime

a little rapeseed or olive oil to fry

Grill the bacon under a hot grill until crispy, set aside and keep warm.

Sift the flour into a bowl and add the baking powder and a good amount of sea salt. make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into it. With a wooden spoon, gradually start to stir the flour into the eggs. Once you have started to get a smooth paste you can start adding the wet ingredients.

Mix the milk, soured cream and cream cheese in a jug and gradually pour into the bowl, stirring, until you have a smooth batter.

slice the kernels off the sweetcorn ears with a sharp knife and add them to the bowl. Finely slice the spring onions and chop the parsley and add this to the bowl and mix well.

Scoop the avocado into a bowl and mash up with some lime juice and plenty of salt and pepper and set aside.

Heat a little oil in a non stick pan over a medium heat and fry spoonfuls of the fritter mixture in batches for 1-2 minutes each side until golden brown and slightly puffed and lovely and golden.

Serve the fritters with the crispy bacon and avocado and a glass of Sunday brunch time bubbles!