Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters

It feels like the kids have been back to school for 6 years now but, can you believe, it has only been a month? Don’t worry.  We’re just getting started when it comes to sharing with you all the great lunches, dinners and dinners that become lunches that we have created. We hope you haven’t gotten tired of receiving them. If you’ve already resorted to the very mid-April routine of sending the kids to school with  a lunch pail full of crackers and a block of cheese and then calling it “Charcuterie” then we’ll send our emergency crew to your home–it’s a pitcher of margarita and a blu-ray of My Best Friend’s Wedding. (Am I the only one who thinks that stuff makes everything “all better”?)

Our latest recipe that can pretty much be used for any meal is our Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritter. We also whipped these easy gems up in our new KitchenAid Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware and, drum roll, in this post, you have a chance to win a set for yourself. (Details are bellow.) Fritters have a special place in my heart since I grew up hitting the New England beaches where you finish the day with a greasy, red and white gingham checked cardboard container of a fritter made of basically anything that tastes good with onion rings. These pretty little fritters make a great side to any dinner, can be the main event of a packed lunch or, heck, you can make them burger size and have them be an entree. We are pan-frying these in this recipe but you can also bake them at 350 for 15 -18 minutes as well. You don’t get the same after-beach, greasy, finger-licking fritter comfort as my nostalgic favourite but you do get a whallop of beta-carotene from the corn and carrot–something I wasn’t really thinking about back in my beach days as a teenager.

Photos by Maya Visnyei

Giveaway : KitchenAid Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware 10-piece set Valued at $750 and Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

about 14 silver dollar-sized fritters


  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil


In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and corn together. Stir in the carrot, zucchini and green onion. Add the flour and salt and mix well.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and then drop heaping tablespoons of batter in to skillet. Press down on the batter to form a pancake.

Cook the pancake until it's golden brown and then flip and cook on the other side.

Remove pancakes from pan and place on paper towel. Serve with sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions.


Ok, now time for the giveaway portion of this show….

With a three-layer construction that sandwiches aluminum between two layers of stainless steel, this collection delivers even-heat which is the gospel of cooking food properly. The 10-piece set would be an asset to any kitchen and all you have to do to enter for this exciting giveaway is leave a comment below telling us your biggest meal-time challenges. It can be anything from getting the kids to eat their meal to having to tight a schedule on the weekdays. We want to hear what you need help with so we can try to make your mealtimes easier. In other words, we want to help make your time in the kitchen better, kind of like how these pots make cooking your food easier. Good luck!

Tri-Play Stainless Steel 10-piece Set

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  1. Knittinchick
    October 05, 18:51 Reply

    What do I need help with? SO many things… but more of the blending of dinner expectations-a 7yo who loves a very simple menu, a husband who loves spicy Nigerian soups and rice and myself who’s missing out on her single girl food-salads & quinoa with salmon and chicken.

    Is there a happy medium? Can you help?

  2. MeganW
    October 05, 19:19 Reply

    My biggest challenge is making a meal on Thursday night. It’s near the end of the week without the joy of Friday, I’m tired, usually have to pick the kids up right before dinner, have run out of my Sunday prep food and the $5 pizza deal is oh so tempting. My kids have started calling Thursday “Pizza Day”. Help!

  3. Judy B
    October 05, 23:21 Reply

    My biggest meal time challenge is having the energy to plan, prep and cook a meal at the end of a long day. Simple recipes with few ingredients and very little prep time but still tasty and nutritious would be helpful.

  4. TheHappySloths
    October 06, 03:04 Reply

    My biggest challenging is finding time to cook. Between classes and a busy schedule, it’s just really hard to find time to gather easy recipes and get the ingredients and supplies needed to make a yummy meal.

  5. Anners
    October 06, 05:00 Reply

    What I use the most are tasty and quick ideas that are low on prep time for supper. Or new ideas for the slow cooker. The chicken tray bake recipe and slow cooker oatmeal have been hits here!

  6. Nicole
    October 06, 05:38 Reply

    My biggest challenge is variety. I stick to the classic dishes that I know my family will eat but we all get bored of it at different times. I’m always looking for inspiration by following people on social media but when I’m tight for time thise boring old classic dishes are the easiest. Help!

  7. Kris
    October 06, 06:06 Reply

    My biggest challenge is having a toddler who’s going through a “picky” stage. It seems like she went from enjoying everything to being a huge dinner time diva! Looking for recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and suit our vegetarian lifestyle. Seems like a tall order some days! Your cookbook definitely helps and I think if I won those kitchen aid pots I might do a happy dance because having good kitchen equipment is essential!

  8. Jodi E
    October 06, 06:16 Reply

    Thursday night! We have 15-20 minutes between the time I get home from work and when we have to run back out the door for an activity. By the time we get home it is nearly bedtime for my 4 year old and 8 year old. The only way I can figure for us to eat together is to eat on the run. But how do we do this an still have a healthy, nutritious meal, and avoid the fast food drive-thru…..help please!

  9. K2_kinger
    October 06, 06:34 Reply

    My biggest meal time challenge is finding meals that can be prepped in advance. As a mother of two my youngest is starting solids and my eldest is easily bored. Therefore dinner prep has to be fast, and will have to be even faster when i go back to work. I need to find recipes that can be prepped ahead and require minimal dinnertime prep. Of course the fact that i want to serve my family healthy and nutritious food makes this even more challenging.

    Thanks for sharing all your recipes and meal ideAs, keep them coming!

  10. E_CK
    October 06, 07:03 Reply

    My biggest challenge is making quick and healthy lunches that my little picky eater will eat! I try to be creative and pack a variety of healthy snacks and switch it up as often as I can but it is always a struggle!

  11. Ruth M
    October 06, 07:54 Reply

    Newly engaged and figuring how to cook healthy fast meals for my somewhat picky fiance. Would love to hear about make ahead meals that can be frozen and re-heated.

  12. Jeannie
    October 06, 10:02 Reply

    My biggest challenge is finding meals that everyone likes. I find that for dinner, I am spending extra time making 3 different meals (1 for each of my kids and one for the adults), which me mans we have dinner later than I would prefer. My kids are picky and I want them to eat healthier. I find they they are always saying they aren’t hungry or they don’t feel like eating!

  13. Jessica
    October 06, 10:05 Reply

    Our biggest challenge is being able to meal plan based on my husband’s firefighting schedule. He is gone for days at a time (often unpredictable) and when he comes home, I often don’t have the ingredients or meals on hand so we tend to eat out too frequently. We are trying so hard to change that bad habit. I have been attempting to make meals ahead or have ingredients ready that won’t spoil too quickly but my creativity gets lost under pressure. I would love to be better prepared with fewer on hand ingredients but still make a great meal.

  14. Angela M
    October 06, 12:38 Reply

    Well I definitely need help with creating meals using common ingredients that are usually on hand. Our family situation right now makes it difficult to get away to pick up items at the grocery store other than on the weekend. I know that doing a meal plan for the week would be helpful but I just have such a hard time actually sitting down and doing it!

  15. Meg
    October 06, 13:17 Reply

    Biggest challenge is creativity with school lunches. Simple, practice and crowd pleasing, yet not the same old sandwich and wrap every day!

  16. Karlene
    October 06, 13:19 Reply

    My biggest challenge is finding the time to make the dishes my family likes. I know the right equipment in the kitchen always helps. would love to give this great looking pot set a try. Thanks

  17. Heather
    October 06, 13:20 Reply

    The biggest meal time challenges I have are to find kid friendly, flavorful and realistic recipes that can be made when time is limited.
    I am still building a weekday arsenal of easy and enjoyable family meals that I hope to eventually be able to execute on autopilot. My mom is a wonderful person, but she didn’t arm me with the meal staples that most are fortunate to start with (we are talking about someone who has never successfully executed Jell-O). Also, you wrote recently about children who do not like pizza, I have one of those (it’s crazy)!
    So, I have a challenge finding an array of nutritious recipes that I can feel confident making during the week (or on busy weekends), and that are appetizing to a picky 5 year old. The most helpful recipes, thus far for my WIP Mommy repository have been ones that can go from oven to table (such as skillet and meals on a baking tray recipes), with limited supervision (such as crock pot meals), or items that can be made ahead, or in batches and frozen for future use.

  18. Meg
    October 06, 13:30 Reply

    Biggest challenge is keeping school lunch interesting. Interesting (yet not over the top – still practical), something that the kids want to eat, is healthy, yet goes beyond the same old sandwich or wrap every day!

  19. alicia S
    October 06, 15:48 Reply

    i am a full time nursing college student so meal time for me is hard everyday! I have to deal with my fiance that never will help me cook and he is tired after a day of his job as well. I always to to make time so i can cook a nice home made dinner every night because i come from a family that loves to cook and also make home made everything! I also love to cook so having those nice pans would make things easier so i can cook more things and make everyone happy(:

  20. Stefanie Gladden
    October 06, 19:03 Reply

    I have always hated vegetables, I never eat them and can’t find a way to make them taste good, I would love to find a way to enjoy them!

  21. Amy L
    October 07, 06:58 Reply

    My biggest meal challenge is coming up with quick, easy dinners for weeknights that don’t require a lot of ingredients that I wouldn’t normally buy. I’d like to have more recipes for meals that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or freezer.

  22. K2_kinger
    October 07, 10:53 Reply

    Biggest meal time challenge for me is lack of time. I have two little ones, 2.5 years and 6 months. My youngest just started solids so needs what feels like constant attention, and my 2.5 gets bored easy. I am always searching for fast healthy and if possible collaborative recipes we can prepare together…freezer, make aheads and crock pots are awesome because they take little prep and meal time too!

    Keep sharing!! PLEASE


  23. Angela M
    October 07, 12:08 Reply

    I tried commenting yesterday but my screen went blank when I hit the “Post a Comment” button so I’ll try again today:)
    I need the most help with recipes that use common every day ingredients that are usually on-hand. Our family schedule is so tight right now that it doesn’t leave a lot of time to run to the store to pick up items mid week. I do most of my shopping on the weekend. I know a weekly meal plan would be helpful but I just can’t seem to get motivated to actually sit down and do it.

    • Angela M
      October 07, 19:34 Reply

      Please ignore this entry:) It’s a duplicate.

  24. Belinda McNabb
    October 08, 22:36 Reply

    The biggest challenge I have is making interesting and healthy meals in a short time frame. After getting home from work and starting supper there is not tons of time before I get that meal on the table. It would be great to find good recipes prepared from start to finish in less than an hour. Thanks for the chance (I am guessing this is open to Canada)

  25. Janelle K.
    October 13, 09:34 Reply

    With my kids running here, there & everywhere for after school activities, my biggest challenge is time. We are big family meal people, but by the time I get them dropped off and picked up, it is hard to find the time to get a good meal on the table!

  26. Geena S
    October 13, 14:09 Reply

    I need help with how to cook in stainless steel cookware with using very little oil and no sticking. If suppose they are sticked how to get rid of stains easily and make cookware look like new ones.

  27. Susan Christy
    October 13, 21:42 Reply

    Not enough hours in the day so I need easy but healthy lunch and dinner ideas.

  28. Colesos
    October 14, 10:16 Reply

    Rushing home from work to prep and cook the meal for my three kids. Keeping things healthy and ensuring variety for three very different palates. Keeping motivated to feed them when you hear they don’t like what you cook. 🙂

  29. Car-bar
    October 17, 11:19 Reply

    As a single parent working full time as a teacher I need meals that meet our dietary needs and the needs of the environment. Meals that are low in meat or no meat at all, high in veggies and low in dairy products, white pasta and white rice. I’m scurrying around trying to pick up last minute bits to make a meal. My six year old and 10 year olds are hungry basket cases when I pick them up at the end of the day. Veggies and dip can only be used so many times to tide them over until dinner is ready. In the morning the 6 year old doesn’t want breakfast unless it is a high maintenance breakfast which we know there isn’t always time. Now that the weather is cooling he pushes away smoothies. Help! I would love the new stainless steel pots and pans as mine are relics from my mother’s house who passed away 13 years ago.

  30. tufflilmomma
    October 17, 21:46 Reply

    My biggest challenge is cooking when I am not good at it. As a single mom I have a tendency to go through the drive thru vs cooking because its easier. I really want to be a good cook so I can teach my kids to want to cook meals together instead eating out all the time. I know this would save me alot of money and build a new tradition with my kids that can be some warm memories for years to come.

  31. Michelle
    October 18, 09:56 Reply

    My biggest mealtime challenge is finding the time to prep, and then cook dinner while the baby is sleeping and/or content to be out of my arms.

  32. Kathy
    October 21, 17:21 Reply

    I need to re-think how I cook completely. My husband and I are getting older and there is a strong history of strokes/heart attacks in our families. I am trying to cook using more vegetables, grains, etc. 🙂 and less meat, processed food, etc.

  33. Geena
    October 24, 13:16 Reply

    My biggest challenge is to cook a meal at once in a big vessels sufficient for at least 4 people, instead of cooking in parts in small pans. And also without sticking and struggling in a stainless steel cookware.

  34. Alex der
    October 25, 00:12 Reply

    I need help when my mom cooks and she turns the kitchen upside down.

  35. Sue sue
    October 25, 09:50 Reply

    I have a picky eater in the house. I am a vegetarian and my one daughter and husband love their meat. It is impossible to make one meal that everyone will eat. Makes me dread planning dinners every day!

  36. Sarah
    November 02, 00:13 Reply

    My biggest challenge is food restrictions due to chronic illness. Off-the-shelf products aren’t usually okay so most things have to be homemade, which is tough with low energy levels.

  37. Lynne
    November 12, 09:04 Reply

    I have three small boys under age 4. All are picky eaters. The older two (twins) won’t try anything new, with sauce or any vegetables. The younger one won’t eat any type of meat except bacon and is severely allergic to mustard (how random!). None of them will eat anything with tomato sauce, including pizza, which really limits my go-to options. I work full-time and need simple, toddler-friendly meals that I can whip up in 1/2 hour or less and would love some tips on getting toddlers to try new things!

  38. thetravelbuddha
    January 27, 12:57 Reply

    My biggest meal time challenges is finding new and interesting meals to put on the table in under 1 hour! I love so many of SPC’s recipes because they are easy, few ingredients (many of which are in the pantry/fridge), quick and so tasty! I have shared the web site with all my ‘meal-time’ challenged friends and each one has thanked me profusely!
    I feel as if I have found the holy grail of cooking instruction.
    Many thanks,
    Marc in TO

  39. Brenleigh
    March 07, 15:24 Reply

    I have always been someone who found it enjoyable and easy to meal prep prior to having my daughter Morrissey. She is now 1 and a half years old and not a very good eater. I am constantly trying to try new meals and make it fun. As time has gone on and she continues to become more of a complicated eater meal time for me has become not only stressful each day but a constant negative experience for us in our home. Between working all day and running home to make dinner for my husband and daughter i find i panic and end up cooking anything or just snacks for the family. I am just starting to realize this is not how I want to continue and need to start planning ahead and making it a fun time for us again… Loving this site and appreciate everything you have posted….. fingers crossed to get back on track … Brenleigh from London, Ontario

  40. Sassy Tabby
    October 03, 13:26 Reply

    My biggest meal-time challenges are that we’re busy so even 30 minutes of cooking every night during the week can seem onerous. We’re also trying to eliminate eating out & take away foods so that we can keep our food costs way down (& save for Xmas!). I need to buy your cookbook so that I can menu plan & batch cook so that at least 2 meals a week are just ‘assembled’ rather than ‘cooked’. And sometimes leftovers taste better than the night before but most times, no one wants to eat the same meal 2 days in a row – even if it is for lunch. What else? My 6 year old likes to deconstruct everything into its component parts and she eats at the speed of a turtle!

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