The People's Friend
Tangy Leek and Corn Fritters with Lime Mayo
Course: starter or lunch Skill level: easy Makes: 10 fritters Vegan
2 leeks, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 red chilli, chopped finely
1 cup sweetcorn
1½ cups chickpea flour (or plain flour) ½ lime, juice only
1 tbs olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Dressing:
½ lime, juice only
1 tbs plant-based mayonnaise (alternatively use vegan soured cream or vegan crème fraîche)
1 Add the chopped fresh ingredients and sweetcorn to a food processor along with the chickpea flour or plain flour, lime juice and olive oil. Season to taste, then pulse for around 20 seconds until a sticky texture forms.
2 Leave for around 5 minutes for the flour to absorb the moisture.
3 Wet your hands slightly and begin to form each fritter – you’re aiming for around the size of a palm.
4 Add the fritters to a piping hot non-stick frying-pan and fry on each side for around 5 minutes. Alternatively, bake the fritters instead. Simply place on a baking tray and bake at 180 deg. C. for around 30 minutes, turning over after around 20 minutes.
5 To make the dressing, mix the lime juice with the vegan mayonnaise, soured cream or crème fraîche.
6 Serve the fritters with the mayonnaise and lime dressing.