Halloumi, Red Pepper & Courgette Fritters

April 11, 2017

Fritters are extremely quick and easy to make and you can put just about anything in them which makes them perfect for using up bits in the fridge! I had a courgette and pepper hanging around so I decided to grate them up and team them with deliciously salty halloumi. Halloumi is a fantastic cheese, it's versatile and creates a lovely meaty texture so it worked really well to beef up my vegetarian fritters. I fried the fritters and served with a big salad, pita bread and chilli jam. This is a perfect weekend night dinner that will satisfy even the most devoted of carnivores!

Makes 8 fritters

 

Ingredients

250g halloumi, grated

1 red pepper, grated

1 courgette, grated

1 egg

3-4 tbsp breadcrumbs

2 tbsp coriander

Black pepper 

Pita breads, to serve

Chilli jam, to serve

 

Instructions
Put the grated courgette and pepper in a sieve and sprinkle with salt. Leave it to stand over a bowl for 5 minutes to draw some of the moisture out. Tip the vegetables into a clean tea towel and wring out the excess liquid.


In a bowl, mix together the strained vegetables, coriander and halloumi. Season with black pepper then add the egg and breadcrumbs. Combine until you have a sticky mixture, adding more breadcrumbs if necessary. Mould the mixture into 8 fritters and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up. 


Once the fritters are ready, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan, once hot fry the fritters until golden and crisp.


Serve immediately with hot pita bread, salad and lashings of chilli jam.

 

 

 

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