Zucchini-halloumi fritters

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A little while ago, I went vegetarian for about a month, which led to a sudden increase in the vegetarian recipes on this blog. This world was rather new to me, and so I went slightly overboard and saved lots of recipes that I never ended up making! One of these delectable delights was zucchini-halloumi-pea fritters, which I discovered via Lizzie’s Kitchen. I made them last night, and since I didn’t use up all the batter, I actually made them again today. They are absolutely DIVINE. I knew they would be tasty, but I didn’t realise just how incredible they would make me feel. After a long day at work I came home with a bit of a headache, but as soon as I whipped these up I instantly felt better!

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This recipe is slightly amended from Lizzie’s, as I had some different ingredients in the kitchen. It tastes a bit like crepe overflowing with halloumi and peas, i.e. AMAZING (sorry for all the capitals… when you make these yourself you will understand).

Makes enough for about two people. I served the fritters with destiny mashed potatoes and some garlicky green beans.

Cooking time: 15 minutes (or less!)

  • 1 zucchini, washed and finely chopped (with the ends cut off)
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 1 packet of halloumi (around 200g), finely chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Tony Chachere’s Creole salt (if you don’t have this, BUY IT. Failing that, use a mixture of salt, pepper, chili, paprika, garlic and some other spices!), to taste
  • Garlic powder, pepper and salt (to taste)
  • Olive oil (for frying)

In a large bowl, mix the flour, milk and egg. Then add the halloumi and spices.

Heat olive oil in a shallow pan and fry the zucchini for about 2 minutes before adding the peas. Fry for another 2 minutes. Add to the large bowl and mix thoroughly.

Heat some more olive oil in the same pan and dollop the mixture into it in small patty shapes. Fry for a few minutes,turning occasionally, until they are a lovely golden brown and slightly crispy. You will probably need to do this in batches – make sure to add a bit more oil each time.

Serve with destiny mashed potatoes, a simple salad or just nibble as a snack!

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