sweetcorn chilli fritters with poached egg & guacamole
A great family dish and one to feed a crowd for anytime of day. Sweet and spicy crunchy corn fritters are a fantastic carrier for Burford Brown eggs and fresh guacamole. You can add an extra kick up by adding a little chilli sauce to the mix or sprinkling over jarred jalapeno slices at the end.
In a mixing bowl, mix together three sliced spring onions, grated courgette, carrot, sliced coriander stalks, sweetcorn, half the chopped chilli and a few scrapings of lime zest. Add the paprika, season well with salt and pepper then stir in the flour.
Crack one egg into a separate bowl and whisk. Pour into the grated mix with the milk. Mix well and place to one side.
Peel and de-stone the avocados, chop the flesh and scoop into a bowl. Chop the tomatoes and add with the remaining sliced spring onion and chopped chilli. Roughly chop a few coriander leaves, squeeze over the lime juice and add a splash of olive oil. Season well, stir and place to one side.
Poach the four eggs to your liking and use a slotted spoon to place them in a bowl of cold water. Keep the water on the hob on a low heat so you can re-heat the eggs when ready.
Place a large frying pan on a medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan. When the oil is hot enough, carefully add spoonfuls of the batter and fry on both sides until golden. Use a fish slice to transfer to a plate lined with kitchen roll to remove the oil then transfer to warm serving plates. Repeat until all the mixture has gone.
Re-heat the eggs in the pan of simmering water and place on top of the fritters. Divide up the guacamole and scatter over the coriander leaves.
5 Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs
1 small can sweetcorn, drained (approx. 198g)
6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
50g courgette, coarsely grated
50g carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
A small bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped
1 red or green chilli, de-seeded and chopped
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
60g self-raising flour
2 ripe avocados
10 cherry tomatoes