Level up your breakfast game with these simple and delicious corn fritters with perfectly poached eggs and our beautifully buttery GreenSkin® Avocados.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
- 2 GreenSkin® Avocados, halved and pitted
- 3 cobs of corn (approx. 2 cups of kernels)
- 1.5 cups self-raising flour
- 2-3 spring onions, finely sliced on an angle (reserve some for presentation)
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- Salt & pepper
- Side/s of choice, such as bacon and tomato
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Fold in the corn kernels and spring onions.
- Cook poached eggs at this stage if cooking to order (see instructions below).
- Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Working in batches, drop ¼-cup scoops of the batter into the pan (avoid crowding the pan). Fry until golden, 4-5 minutes per side.
- In a separate fry pan, add your chosen sides such as streaky bacon and tomatoes.
- Cook bacon for 6-8 minutes until golden; for the tomato, 4-5 minutes, until just heated through.
- At this stage, reheat any poached eggs if needed
- Place 2 fritters onto a plate, adding the poached egg and avocado on top alongside the desired sides.
- Garnish with reserved spring onion.
- Fill a saucepan with water. Heat the water on high until it reaches a boil and then lower the heat until the water comes to a simmer.
- Add a pinch of salt and 2 tbs vinegar.
- Crack eggs into a ramekin or cup. Using a spoon, stir the water until it swirls gently. This will give the eggs a nice shape when you add them to the water. Place the edge of the ramekin / cup to the surface of the water and gently place the egg into the water.
- Add all of the eggs you are poaching to the pan in the same way, keeping some distance between them.
- Turn the heat down to the lowest setting, cover the pan and gently simmer for 4 minutes.
- Note that the timing will depend on the size of the eggs, the number of eggs in the pot, and if you are cooking at altitude, so adjust accordingly. If you want firmer egg yolks, or are poaching more than 4 eggs at once, you may need to cook them longer.
- Gently lift the poached eggs out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a plate to serve.
Chef’s styling tip
Very finely slice some spring onions on a sharp angle on the diagonal, place into iced water until ready to dress the plate/s and this will cause the spring onion to curl and look like an attractive garnish.