Thursday, April 11, 2013

Haloumi, Pea and Mint Fritters recipe

Haloumi, Pea and Mint Fritters
Haloumi, Pea and Mint Fritters

Fritters are one of my favourite quick brunch dishes. This combination of slightly chewy haloumi, fresh mint and peas is one of the best

Serves 4

Haloumi, Pea and Mint Fritters ingredients: 1 cup peas. fresh or thawed if using frozen. knob of butter. 3 spring onions, finely sliced. 2 zucchini, diced. 2 cloves garlic, crushed. 200 grams haloumi cheese, diced 1 cm pieces. olive oil for cooking fritters
Batter: 3/4 cup self-raising flour. 1 teaspoon sea salt. 1/4 cup chopped mint. 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric. 1 teaspoon ground cumin. pinch chilli flakes. 3 eggs. thick plain yoghurt. watercress or rocket

Haloumi, Pea and Mint Fritters recipe
Fritters: Melt the butter in a saute pan and cook the spring onions, zucchini and garlic with a good pinch of salt for 4 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute. Cool
Batter: Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir the cooled vegetables and haloumi into the batter
To cook: Heat a little olive oil in a sauté pan and cook large spoonfuls of the mixture for 2-3 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. You should get 12 fritters. Place the fritters in a warm oven until they are all cooked
To serve: Arrange the fritters on plates and if using, add the roasted beetroot, a dollop of yoghurt and the watercress. By then, the haloumi, pea and mint fritters is ready