Sweetcorn Croquette Canapé with Truffle Oil

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Yields: Approximately 16-20 canapés


For the Sweetcorn Croquettes:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sweetcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Truffle Oil Drizzle:

  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • Fresh chives, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Sweetcorn Croquette Canapé with Truffle Oil

When it comes to delightful bite-sized appetizers, our Sweetcorn Croquette Canapé with Truffle Oil takes centre stage. These little golden nuggets are a fusion of sweet, savoury, and luxurious flavours, making them perfect for any gathering or a special night in.

The Magic of Sweetcorn Croquettes

Our sweetcorn croquettes are a celebration of summer’s bounty. Fresh or frozen sweetcorn kernels are the star of the show, imparting a sweet and slightly nutty flavour to these crispy bites. Combined with breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, fresh chives, and a medley of spices, each croquette offers a harmonious blend of textures and flavours.

The Elegance of Truffle Oil

To elevate these canapés to a new level of sophistication, we introduce the exquisite truffle oil. Known for its unmistakable earthy aroma and luxurious flavour, truffle oil adds a touch of elegance to our croquettes. It’s amazing how just a drizzle of this liquid gold can transform an ordinary dish into something extraordinary.


1. Prepare the Sweetcorn Croquettes:

a. Begin by pulsing the sweetcorn kernels in a food processor until they’re coarsely chopped, maintaining some texture.

b. In a spacious mixing bowl, combine the chopped sweetcorn, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, finely chopped fresh chives, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.

c. Gradually fold in the beaten eggs until the mixture binds together. Add a bit more beaten egg if needed to achieve the right consistency.

d. Shape the mixture into small, bite-sized croquettes or patties using a spoon or your hands.

2. Fry the Croquettes:

a. Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C). Test if the oil is ready by dropping a small piece of bread into it; it should sizzle and turn golden brown.

b. Gently place the sweetcorn croquettes in the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown and crispy.

c. Once fried, transfer the croquettes to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

3. Drizzle with Truffle Oil:

a. Arrange the croquettes on a serving platter.

b. Drizzle the truffle oil over them, exercising caution not to overdo it; a little truffle oil goes a long way.

4. Garnish and Serve:

a. Finish by sprinkling freshly chopped chives and grated Parmesan cheese over the croquettes, enhancing both their flavour and presentation.

b. These Sweetcorn Croquette Canapés are best enjoyed while warm and crisp. Serve them at your next gathering or cocktail party, and watch them disappear as your guests savour every bite.

Whether you’re hosting a social event or simply indulging in a special treat, our Sweetcorn Croquette Canapé with Truffle Oil is a culinary masterpiece that promises to delight your taste buds. Don’t wait; try this recipe today and discover the perfect blend of textures and flavours that will leave everyone craving for more. Enjoy!