Sweetcorn Fritters, smashed Avocado, Bacon & Eggs
We have lived in Tooting for three years now, and this place is quickly becoming my favourite brunch spot.....
The staff are super friendly and food is always spot on @ Mud Cafe, Tooting. To be honest whats not to like! Also, they do the best soya mocha I have ever tasted (My other half Jonny would back me up on this!). So get yourself now there. The atmosphere is great too... The only downside is that you generally have to queue, but it does go down quickly and there are a few mags to read while you wait.
In the meantime, why don't you rustle up my recipe below -
Ingredients (Serves 4)
For the Fritters-
2 corn on the cobs
4 spring onions
1 egg, lightly beaten
150g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
half a lemon.... Just the juice
125ml tap water
For the Salsa-
Cherry Tomatoes (275g)
The juice of half a lime.... Save the other half for the avocado
For the smashed Avocado-
The juice of half a lime
And the rest....
Streaky bacon (3 rashes per person)
4x medium eggs
Place the flour, baking powder, salt & cumin in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, beaten egg & 125ml of water and mix together to make a batter.
Now cut the corn kernels from the corn on the cobs and add to the bowl. Also add the spring onion and a small bunch of coriander. Mix it all together and set this to one side.
We can now prepare the tomato salsa. Cut all the cherry tomatoes in half. Then using a dessert spoon scoop out the seeds and discard. Now chop each half into 4 and pop into a bowl. Squeeze over the lime juice, add a small handful of coriander and stir. This can now be put into the fridge until your ready to serve.
Now let make the smashed avocado. Carefully remove the skin and stone from the avocados (We've all heard of avocado hand!), and place the avocado into a bowl. Using a fork smash the avocado, then add the lime juice and stir. Pop to one side. Little tip here: To stop the avocado going brown, cover with clingfilm, but so the clingfilm is touching the smashed avocado and place in the fridge.
I always like to grill my bacon as I like it crispy, so now would be a go time to pre-heat the grill. You can also fill a pan with cold water, pop on the hob and bring to the boil (So we are ready for our poached eggs too!).
For the fritters, warm a little oil (I like coconut oil) in a pan. Once the pan is hot enough add 2 table spoons off the mix to make little patties. They need about 2-3 mins each side. Turn using a palate knife. These can always be kept warm in the oven while you prepare everything else.... They are also great as left overs for the next day!
Grill the streaky bacon and poach your eggs. I always find that adding a little white wine vinegar to my pan of boiling waters helps to make a better poached egg. They only need to be in there for 2-4 minutes depending on how high you have the hob.
Plate everything up and serve!