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Corn & courgette breakfast fritters with poached eggs

Serves 4 Low sugar Protein
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4


With protein and a range of vitamins; a single portion provides a third of your recommended daily folic acid intake, a fifth of your daily vitamin D requirements, and vitamin C.

This dish is: Low in sugar and salt • high in protein • a source of folic acid and vitamins A, C, D and B12

Each portion contains (% Reference Nutrient Intake):
279kcal 15g 5.7g 7g 0.34g
14% 21% 29% 8% 6%
Energy Fat Saturates Sugars Salt

Nutritionist’s Tip

Your energy needs increase by around 200 calories in your third trimester1. If you need to increase your calorie intake, why not add a second poached egg to your portion?

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  • 1 medium courgette

    Vitamin C which can help protect your cells and keep them healthy2

  • 150g tinned sweetcorn, drained

    Provides fibre which can help prevent constipation caused by your hormonal changes3

  • 6 Red Lion eggs (4 for poaching)

    Contains protein which provides the building blocks for your baby to grow4. Make sure your eggs have the Red Lion stamp on their shell as these are safe for pregnant women to eat either raw or partially cooked5

  • 50g flour
  • 20g spring onion
  • 1/2 tsp chili
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt

    Salt can help regulate and maintain your body fluid6, but too much can be harmful so be aware of hidden sources and where possible try to limit your intake

  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 120 ml low fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 small side salad per person
  • Recipe contains the following allergens: eggs, milk, gluten (in flour). All nutritional claims based on analysis of one portion.


  • 1. Trim the ends of the courgette, grate the flesh and squeeze out the excess water before placing in a large bowl.
  • 2. Slice the spring onion and add to the bowl along with the sweetcorn, 2 eggs, flour, chili, paprika, coriander, juice of half a lemon and seasoning. Mix well.
  • 3. Heat the olive oil in a pan, then add a dollop of the batter to create a fritter the size of a scotch pancake. Flatten with the back of a spoon to make sure the fritter thickness is even and cook for 1 to 1½ minutes on either side, or until golden brown.
  • 4. Lift the fritter out with a spatula and set aside.
  • 5. In a small bowl, mix the crème fraîche, juice of half a lemon, and most of the chopped chives. Set aside.
  • 6. For the poached eggs, heat a large pan of water on a medium heat until small bubbles start to form. Crack the egg into a small bowl, then stir the water to create a light whirlpool and pour the egg in gently. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the white is set, then remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen paper to dry.
  • 7. To serve, stack fritters in a small pile and top with a tablespoon of the crème fraîche before adding the poached egg, a sprinkling of chopped chives and a side salad if desired.
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Last reviewed: 7th September 2018

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