Corn and quinoa fritters with smoked salmon, avocado and a poached egg

Corn & quinoa fritters with smoked salmon

These tasty fritters are flavoured with salad onions and coriander. Top with softly poached eggs, slices of smoked salmon, and creamy avo for the perfect weekend brunch.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseBrunch
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time30 mins

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  • 3 British Blacktail Free Range Large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 2 salad onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • ½ 250g pack microwaveable quinoa
  • 195g sweetcorn, drained
  • ½ unwaxed lemon, zested then cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 100g pack No.1 Truffle Flavoured Smoked Salmon
  • 1 avocado, small


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg and the milk. Whisk in the flour to make a smooth batter, then stir in the salad onions, coriander, quinoa, and sweetcorn. Season, then add the zest of 1⁄2 and juice of 1⁄4 lemon.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. To make 6 fritters, put heaped spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and leave for 3 minutes, then turn over and cook for a final 1-2 minutes, until golden and crisp on both sides. Transfer to a plate and dab with kitchen paper to dry.

  3. Meanwhile, poach the remaining 2 eggs in a saucepan of barely simmering water for 3-4 minutes, or until the white is set. Lift out with a slotted spoon; drain off any excess water.

  4. Arrange the fritters on plates and top with the salmon, avocado, and eggs. Cut the remaining 1⁄4 lemon into wedges and serve alongside for squeezing over.

Cook’s tip

Use up leftover quinoa by adding to salads, scattering over soups, or for bulking up meatballs or burgers.

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Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,787kJ/ 667kcals



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