Corn Fritters with Roasted Tomatoes

Corn Fritters with Roasted Tomatoes

Fritters is a fast and versatile food that you can serve as an appetizer or side dish. I’ve made and tasted shrimp fritters, zucchini fritters, crab fritters, even alligator fritters. Today I wanted to make a fresher lighter fritter stuffed with corn, layered with roasted tomatoes, and drizzled with a tangy lime aioli. Add fresh arugula and you have a little mini-meal!

Corn Fritters with Roasted Tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 284
Fat: 7.8g


  • 4 ripe tomatoes, halved (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (3 ears)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups loosely packed arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Arrange tomato halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Drizzle tomatoes with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and have lost a lot of their moisture.
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add milk and egg; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, corn, green onions, and salt.
  4. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls into pan to make 6 fritters; cook 2 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges are golden. Carefully turn fritters over; cook 2 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and remaining batter.
  5. Combine mayonnaise, juice, garlic, and water. Place 1 fritter on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 tomato half and 1/2 cup arugula. Repeat layers with remaining fritters, tomato halves, and arugula, ending with fritters, drizzle with 4 teaspoons aioli.
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