Quinoa corn fritters and caramel popcorn cronut

As I continue my quinoa journey I was inspired by #MKR last night and made quinoa corn fritters for dinner tonight.

Last night on My Kitchen Rules, a couple of contestants made corn fritters. I thought I could do something similar with quinoa and made quinoa corn fritters.

These ones had my own special touch to them and I reckon tomorrow I’ll be thinking #ringoffire 😀 


Quinoa corn fritters and caramel popcorn cronut
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
  • Corn kernels
  • Quinoa
  • Flour
  • Curry powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Chilli flakes
  • Coriander
  • Mint
  • Sliced red chilli
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  1. In a small saucepan cook ⅓ cup of cleaned quinoa in ⅔ cup water. Boil for 10 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat with the lid on and rest for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl add some corn kernels, the quinoa, a couple of dessert spoons of plain flour, a teaspoon or two of curry powder, a good few grinds of pepper, 1 beaten egg, shredded mint, shredded coriander, a dessert spoon of chilli flakes, a sliced red chilli, the zest of a lemon, and the juice of a lemon.
  3. Mix thoroughly and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  4. In a frying pan add a thin layer of grape seed oil and a big nob of butter. If you’re a hippy you can use some coconut oil but I have no idea if that’s any better than grape seed oil and butter or beef dripping or lard.
  5. When the oil and butter is hot add dollops of the quinoa corn fritter mix
  6. Fry each side for about 2 minutes
  7. Drain on some absorbent paper
  8. Plate up with some olives and a stuffed pepper
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Eat the meal
  11. Then eat the cronut
  12. Wash the dishes
  13. Write the recipe
  14. Blog (verb)
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and after the hot and spicy quinoa corn fritters, it’s time for a caramel popcorn cronut from Ricardo’s Cafe in Jamison.



Ricardo’s Cafe does take away

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So have you made quinoa corn fritters? 

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