Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Crispy Baby Corns

Crispy Baby Corns is a flavourful crispy snack recipe made using fresh baby corns. It is an easy to make finger-food recipe which makes it a great option for starters as well.

I often see people asking on social media about air fryers, its utility and limitations etc. However I would recommend it to anyone just because of its ease of use. It saves you from the effort of frying and guilt of having deep fried foods. The crispy baby corn recipe I have shared here can be made both ways: air fryer or deep frying method. I prefer making it in air fryer as it comes out lighter, less oily and equally crispy as you get after deep frying. For more air fryer recipes, you can check out the "Airfryer Recipes" section of the blog.

I find these crispy baby corns a nice option for party appetizers or kids birthday parties as it is a finger food (which means lesser mess while serving) and secondly how easy-breezy it is to make them. You can prepare it well in advance and when the guests have arrived you just need to place them in air fryer or deep fry them. The ingredients used in this are recipe are commonly available at home.

One of the main things to take care while preparing this recipe is the quality of baby corns. They should be fresh and soft. The baby corns are dipped in a batter and then rolled in the bread crumbs. You can get bread crumbs box either from a grocery store or Amazon online or prepare at home (method explained in steps). For seasoning ginger, garlic and other spices have been used. A little bit of tomato puree/chilli sauce has been used to give the baby corns a nice tangy flavour. I like spicy food so I have used black pepper, chilli flakes and chilli sauce in the recipe, however you can adjust the spices as per your own preference. Sprinkling some fresh coriander leaves or chopped spring onion adds a dash of freshness.

Hope you would like this quick and easy to make Crispy Baby Corns recipe!! :) 


List of Ingredients:

  • Baby Corns-10 to 12
  • Refined Flour (Maida)-1/4 cup 
  • Cornflour- 2 tbsp
  • Rice Flour-2 tbsp
  • Tomato Puree- 2tbsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce-1/2 tbsp
  • Ginger Paste-1 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic- 4 to 5 cloves
  • Black Pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Chilli Flakes-1/4 tsp
  • Water-1/4 cup + 2tbsp (Roughly)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Bread Crumbs-1&1/2 cup
  • Olive Oil / Cooking Oil-2 tbsp (For brushing)
For Garnishing (optional):
  • Chopped Spring onion- 2tbsp

Steps To Prepare:


Step1:
In the first step, we will wash the baby corns well under running water. After that slit them vertically in two parts. Keep these halved baby corns aside.
Step2:
We will prepare the batter for coating these baby corns. Mix refined flour, rice flour, cornflour, tomato puree, chilli sauce, ginger paste, chopped garlic, chilli flakes, black pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. (You can adjust the spices as per your own taste). Add water to it while mixing continuously till you get a nice smooth batter. The quantity of water may vary slightly so do not add all the water in one go but gradually. Keep this batter aside.

Step3:
You can make bread crumbs at home easily. It does not take much time or effort. Just make sure the bread you are using is little dry.
I have added 4 bread slices in a grinding jar and pulsed it 3-4 times to get these crumbs. Keep these crumbs aside.
Step4:
Set the air fryer for preheating at 180 degrees Celsius. Preheating is an important step when using air fryers and should not be skipped. By the time our air fryer is preheating lets move to next step.
(If you are deep frying these baby corns, then heat cooking oil in a heavy bottomed pan or kadhai.)

Step5:
We have three things ready by now- Halved baby corns, Batter and bread crumbs. Dip the baby corn  in batter and roll it in plate of bread crumbs. Keep this piece aside on a plate. Repeat the process for rest of the pieces.



Step6:
Once we have all the baby corns ready, transfer these in air fryer basked. Air fry them at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-12 minutes.

After 5 minutes, just turn them and dab (and not brush as it can take off the coating) some oil on the pieces. Dabbing oil on these baby corns gives a nice golden colour on the top.
(If you are deep frying them, fry these on a low-medium heat till they get golden colour on all sides. Please make sure the oil is not too hot, as it will cause browning outside quickly leaving the insides raw.)
Garnish these crispy baby corns with some chopped spring onion. Serve them hot with tomato ketchup!!

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