Friday, February 1, 2013

Pea, halloumi & mint fritters!

I love halloumi, sliced up and sizzled briefly on the pan it is one of my life's pleasures. This is a lovely little recipe that I think would be perfect for a starter on Christmas Day. The fritters can be made the day before and chilled in the fridge before frying them up when required. I am all for things that make life easier in the kitchen on a busy day!

To make 20 fritters you will need;

250g peas
225g halloumi cheese, in cubes
150g plain flour
125ml milk
2 eggs
Handful of chopped mint
Rapeseed Oil

Boil peas in salted water for two mins before draining and rinsing with cold water.
Mash lightly with a fork.
Whisk milk, eggs and flour in a bowl before adding the peas, halloumi and the mint.
Flour your hands and take golf ball sized pieces and roll them into a ball.
Pour the rapeseed oil into a pan over a medium-high heat before frying the fritters in batches. They should be ready to flip over after three minutes.
Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves and sprinkle with some fresh pomegranate seeds.


  1. Hallumi is one of our favourites as well - it does look pretty and christmassy with it's pomegranate garnish. Certainly one to keep in mind for the big day.

    1. Pomegranate makes everything Christmassy! Will be throwing it in everything for the next few weeks! ;-)

  2. Some of my favourite ingredients! They are making me hungry!

    1. Great combo of flavours David! Might throw in a chilli the next time for some heat!