Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Kernel of Wheat (corn) falls

Sweet corn fritters are not very popularly sold or eaten here. Not as street food snack or as light meal in cafes and restaurants.  I have never tried them before but these fritters which I just made for the first time are surprisingly good. They are healthy, cheap, quick and easy dish to make. It can be eaten at anytime, and they're great as party food for children.
I like these fritters with salsa, giving it a sweet, tangy taste. Good as a starter for a barbecue party. My part time cleaner took three of these patties and gave her thumbs up!

Sweet Corn Fritters with Mango Avocado Salsa
4 small patties

175g corn kernels, drained, rinsed
1/4 cup plain flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon finely sliced spring onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
ground white pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Using 1 heaped tablespoon mixture per fritter. Cook until golden brown on each side. Transfer to a serving plate.

Mango Avocado Salsa
Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 avocado, diced
1 mango, diced
1 small  red onion, chopped finely
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cut red chili, seeded (optional)

  • Gently combine all ingredients and chill in the fridge.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up hosted by Esther from Copycake Kitchen, organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Mui Mui from my little favorite DIY


"Corn" in the Bible

Corn, an English word in the King James bible is a general term for all grains, seeds,barley and beans. The word was introduced when the translation was written in 1611. The early English settlers in America needed a word for the new grain that the native Americans ate. They called it "Indian Corn", which translated into common English, meant "Indian grain". The word "Indian" was eventually dropped and maize is now called "corn".  

Matthew 12, Mark 2 and Luke 6 in the King James version of the bible  have Jesus walking through the "cornfields",  But "corn" in modern American English does not mean what it meant in King James.
We can safely say all maize is corn, but not all corn is maize.

John 12:24 (New International Version)
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

John 12:24 (King James Version)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:but if it die, it bringeth forth much  


  1. Hi Lian, your sweet corn fritters with mango avocado salsa sounds good and special to me. I would definitely give this a try soon.Thank you very much for your support on LTU and also a great sharing for "Corn in Bible". May god bless you and your family

    1. Thanks Esther. God Bless you and family too.

  2. Those are very pretty and delicious corn fritters. Love how you added the salsa on top :)

    1. Thank you for you kind comment, Ann. The salsa makes a lot of difference to the fritters.

  3. Your sweet corn fritters look great with the mango salsa. Perfect combo!

  4. Thanks mich. congrats on being the trendsetter winner. You are a deserving winner!

  5. Hi Lian,

    Sorry for my late visit for this post.

    I'm fascinated with the fact that corn fritters are always a old time classic in both the Eastern and Western world.

    Yours look wonderful with mango avocado salsa.



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