Remembering Gran and her fritters

April 2, 2013

Bits and Pieces, Parenting

I loved growing up having my Gran, Mum’s mum, living in the same Brisbane suburb as us. It meant that we got to see her all the time, and therefore got to enjoy her special treats more often than maybe we should have. When talking with my brother, or our cousins, memories of Gran always include her love of cooking for us, her family.

There was always something special to be had around at Gran’s.

Now, Gran’s cooking was not at all like the usual bikkie baking that doting Nanas like to do, no, our Gran was a different kind of cook. She delivered her love to us in the form of unusual fare …… curries – made with a good dose of Keen’s Curry Powder and a handful of sultanas, swollen to the size of marbles ….. sweetly stewed apples bottled into recycled coffee jars and best served icy cold straight from the fridge. Ahhh, the memories!

But, the most favoured of all, were Gran’s corned beef fritters. And the other night, I cooked up a piece of corned beef so large, leftovers were guaranteed.

So for corned beef connoisseurs and/or fritter lovers, here’s a cracker way to use your left over meat (so make sure you buy a big one) ala Shari’s Gran ….

Make fritter batter

2 eggs, 1 cup of milk and 1 and a half cups SR Flour. Mix together well and add a pinch of salt if you wish.

Stir in other ingredients

  • hunk of left over cooked corned beef, diced into small pieces
  • finely chopped spring onions (or you can use a small onion, lightly pre cooked)
  • 1/2 tin creamed corn
  • 1/2 tin corn kernels

Heat oil in non-stick pan or give it a good spray

Cook fritters until both sides cooked through – like a pikelet but even better!

Dead simple and a delicious was to make an easy child-friendly meal from leftovers and cupboard ingredients! You’ve gotta love that, right?


Do you have a hand-me down family recipe that brings back great memories?


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8 Responses to “Remembering Gran and her fritters”

  1. Yvette @ Little Bento Blog Says:

    oh SNAP!!!!!!!

    I made corned beef lastnight!!! (recipe on todays post!)

    And besides Corned Beef, Cheese and Branston Pickle Rolls.. I thought Fritters for dinner!! Perfect!!! :)


  2. Kim-Marie from Kimba Likes Says:

    Like a pikelet but even better – now there’s a line that has me salivating. I can’t remember the last time I ate proper corned beef with mustard sauce. Sliced stuff from the supermarket deli is just not the same!


  3. Karen Says:

    Oh yum!! I love making fritters, very handy for kids! I realised I have no family recipes! Except maybe the tradition in my Dads house growing up was the occasional homemade chips and eggs for dinner!! X Karen #teamIBOT


  4. Emily @ Have a laugh on me Says:

    Aww bless, you’ve reminded me I must get my mum’s corn fritters recipe! YUMMO x


  5. Kirsty @ My Home Truths Says:

    That sounds amazing – as unculinary as I am, you have inspired me to give it a go. Go Shari’s gran!


  6. EssentiallyJess Says:

    You know there are no family recipes here! :(
    My grandmother apparently used to make peppercaka (a swedish ginger biscuit; that might be spelt wrong) for Christmas, but no one has the recipe, and i was only 1 when she died so I wouldn’t know if it was right anyway!


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