Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Gluten and Dairy-free Corn Fritters

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A kiwi classic – the fitter. It seems to be coming more and more popular however to create gluten free options for some of our staple favourite – and rightly so as gluten can cause a lot of digestive health trouble in some people. So we are giving this a go with the trust corn fritter!

Gluten and Dairy-free Corn Fritters with Bald Hills Central Otago Rosé


  • ⅛ cup coconut flour
  • ⅛ cup white rice flour
  • ½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cumin seeds
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ear corn, kernels only
  • ¼ red capsicum, diced
  • 1 sprig spring (green) onions, disced finley
  • coconut oil for frying

To serve:

  • ½ avocado, cut into wedges
  • 1 branch truss tomatoes, cooked under the grill for 5 minutes
  • a few coriander leaves
  • grated cheese or macadamia nuts


  1. Sift flours and spices into a medium bowl. In a separate bowl or jug whisk together water and eggs until well combined.
  2. Pour egg mixture into the flour bowl and mix well to combine. Add corn, chopped capsicum and spring onions. Mix well.
  3. Heat about 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using a ¼ cup spring-loaded ice cream scoop or spoon, ladle the batter into the hot oil, flattening out into rounds. for 2-3 minutes on each side. Flip carefully and cook for another 2 or so minutes, or until browned.
  4. Serve hot (or cold) with roasted tomatoes, avocado wedges, coriander leaves and a little grated cheese or macadamia nuts.



Wine Pairing – Bald Hills Friends and Lovers 2014 Central Otago Rosé


This fresh spring drop will match beautifully with a range of spring and summer produce. The peach, cherry and strawberry aromas give the fritters a wonderful lift and the combination dances on your palate. Mouth watering stuff!