Baked Bean Fritters

Baked Bean Fritters
Serves 4 Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes


  • ½ onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 rashers bacon, diced
  • 420 g can Wattie's Baked Beans
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • ¾ cup cold mashed potato or kumara
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs, separated


  1. Heat a dash of oil in a non-stick frying pan, gently fry onion and bacon until tender but not brown.
  2. In a bowl, combine Wattie’s Baked Beans, cooked onion and bacon, parsley, mashed potatoes, self raising flour and egg yolks. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a clean bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites carefully into the bean mixture with a large metal spoon.
  4. Heat a little oil in the frying pan and cook large spoonfuls over a low to moderate heat for about 3 minutes each side. Keep warm in the oven until the remaining mixture is cooked.
  5. Serve fritters with slices of fresh tomato, rocket and crispy rashers of bacon.


You can substitute Wattie’s Baked Beans with Wattie’s Baked Beans 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Baked Beans in tomato sauce 420g.