I have always considered myself quite a nice person. I like food of all shapes, flavours and colours. From every country and continent. I don’t discriminate, I am an equal opportunity eater. It’s only the doctors who say I’m intolerant. And certain foods who refuse to tolerate me. They certainly refuse to recognise and respect my right to eat them without major physical discomfort and distress.

Gluten and lactose are not my friends.

Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.

I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

July 15, 2011

Fritters In A Flash

Sometimes you just need something yummy now.

No time to run out for special fresh ingredients, or long involved processes- just something whipped up out of the pantry guarenteed to be good.

I'm not much of a fan of  pre-packaged stuff, but it always pays to have some basics and bits and pieces available to build on. A rat around in the cupbard revealed some corn kernels and a tin of crab. Hmmm.... Fritters!

OK corn, crab, egg, gfree crumbs, lemons-always in the fridge, and an extra treat of some yummy mayonaise from Heidi at Apples Under My Bed. What more could you ask for?

Of course these would be better with perfect fresh ingredients. Crab lump meat, roasted ears of corn, I might fancy these up next dinner party, but lunch for me and littlej these are juuuuust right.

First rat around in the pantry and gather your ingredients

Small tin of 170g or approx 1/2 a cup of drained crab meat

1/2 cup of tinned corn kernels

1/2 cup gfree rice crumbs

1 egg lightly beaten

1/4 mayonaisse

zest of about 1/2 small lemon

chopped chives

Pop everything together into a bowl and mix gently.

Form into nice little fritters and shallow fry gently until they're golden brown and hot all the way through.

Serve them with some salad and some more mayonaise for dipping.

Easy Peasy and maybe 10mins from start to finish. School holiday lunch with style!

So Readers Dear, are you a fan of pre-packaged goods or do you prefer to cook from scratch?


  1. They look very nice doubt if Id ever find a tin of crab in my pantry though. I would go out of my way and get some of the white fish fake crab and make these.

  2. I cook from scratch most of the time. Hubby on the other hand is a prepackage cook which means I do most of the cooking because 'there is nothing in the kitchen'. LOL

  3. We have a bit of Red Rock crab meat left over from my husband's fishing expeditions last summer. Crab cakes are now on the menu tonight - thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Although it's tempting, I do prefer things made form scratch - they almost always taste better :)

    ps - you've won a giveaway through my blog. I have emailed you about this :)

  5. I love fritters - they are just the best way to throw together a quick meal and you can put so many different things in them. They are also a great way to hide veggies from kids - or at least that has been my experience. They just can't seem to resist a crunchy, golden-brown crust on anything!

  6. I hardly buy pre-packaged food now....the only pre-packaged food I get is frozen peas and edamame :)

    It is not sometimes. We always want yummy food NOW :P

  7. These fritters look really delicious, what more to be able to do it in a flash! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. Wowee.. I love corn fritters, so i'll definitely try this out :) Cats are lovely, they don't have to talk back

  9. Mmm these look great! I love fritters-a bit too much but these look a cut above! :D

  10. Easy and just the way I like to eat! I might pick the meat from a fresh crab though, or substitute a little tinned salmon, which I also love!

  11. I love fritters... and I have a can of crab in the pantry... :-)
    I do most things from scratch these days, but I miss the convenience of pre-packaged stuff

  12. These look just wonderful!! So glad the mayonnaise came into use :) & yes, you're so right. Sometimes you do just need something yummy now!
    Heidi xo

  13. Love fresh ingredients, but I like to have staples like canned diced tomato and chickpeas on hand :) those fritters look amazingly crispy and tasty.

  14. I do a lot of cooking from scratch but there are times when you just need to get food on the table fast and that is where nice pantry items come in handy. These look wonderful, love the addition of the corn!

  15. really like this idea- looks great. Maybe could make and take to work for lunch. Work lunches are always a problem for me. x

  16. Sounds delicious.
    I am a little curious though - can you use aioli in place of mayo? I make aioli now and don't buy mayo anymore...

  17. Hello again Sweeties!
    Do you have time off for the school holidays and how are you enjoying them? I'm spending my time teaching littlej to cook and she has proudly graduated to using the Shun knives- they grow up so fast!

    Simcha- good idea, it still has that yummy sweet meat taste that would work really well

    Judy- My hubby often says the same thing! So untrue, it's just not there prepackaged precooked or prechewed!

    Michelle- Oooh yummy, can I get an invite too?

    Ladybird- Me too. And thankyou so very much, how exciting!

    Amanda- It's like wrapping stuff in bacon, I find it hard to resist too.

    Tigerfish- So true, we always want it NOW, but it doesn't have to take hours to make real, yummy food all the time.

    Chopinandmysaucepan- Thanks guys!

    Msihua- Great! No, they're very sympathetic aren't they? Mine is such good company- when it's convienient for her that is!

    Lorraine- Of course, only the best for you sweetie! :)

    Celia- You can't compete with fresh crab, but salmon would be yummy too.

    JanetNZ- I always have tins of basics like chickpeas, tomatoes and stuff like that so it's easy to throw something together, but I know what you mean about convenience.

    Heidi- Thanks again, it was really yummy! And who wants to wait when your tummy rumbles?

    Jasmyne Tea- Me too, and frozen veggies too. And thanks, they were yummy and littlej gobbled them up.

    Carol- That's right, especially when the family's waiting. I love corn and crab, the sweetness compliments each other beautifully.

    GastronomyGal- good idea. Me too- someone made me lunch the other day and said- whole grain bread is gluten free isn't it, and you can pick the crumbs off the fish?... sigh...

    Indie.Tea- Of course you can! Great job making your own, so yummy!

    Hope you have a good 'hump day' Readers, and have a week of laughing and loving and lunching too!

  18. yum - how good to these look?!?!? crunchy on the outside and soft and delicious on the insite I bet!