Sweetcorn Beignets

Prep: 10 mins
Difficulty: More Effort
Cook: 25 mins
Makes: 20


3 sweetcorn cobs, cooked, kernels sliced off
200g tapioca flour
150g polenta
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
330ml cider
sunflower oil, for frying
flaky sea salt, to serve
For the salsa
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 medium courgettes, finely diced
1 green chilli, diced
1 garlic clove, grated
1 green tomato, diced
1 tsp chopped coriander
juice 1 lime


  • First, make the salsa. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the courgettes for about 3 mins until lightly coloured.
  • Remove from the pan and mix with the chilli, garlic, tomato and coriander while the courgettes are still hot.
  • Leave to cool, then finish with the lime juice and some seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, whizz a third of the corn kernels to a purée.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and combine with the tapioca, polenta, bicarb, spices and some seasoning, then whisk in the cider.
  • Tip in the remaining sweetcorn and give everything a stir to make a batter.
  • Heat a deep-fat fryer to 180C or until a piece of bread browns in 20 secs, or fill a large, heavy-based saucepan with oil.
  • Working in batches, deep-fry large spoonfuls of the batter for 1-2 mins or until golden, then remove with a slotted spoon onto a baking tray lined with kitchen paper.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and serve with the salsa.



Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2016
Image from: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sweetcorn-beignets

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