Sesame, halloumi & courgette fritters served with a chilli honey drizzle

Sesame, halloumi & courgette fritters with chilli honey drizzle

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins plus draining

Easy

Makes 6-8

Make the most of a glut of courgettes with these easy, speedy fritters made with halloumi and sesame seeds. Serve with a delicious chilli honey drizzle

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal127
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium courgettes, grated
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • ½ tsp sea salt, plus extra to serve
  • 30g self-raising flour
  • 20g rice or cornflour
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 80g halloumi, grated
    Halloumi

    Halloumi

    ha-loo-mee

    A semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or…

  • 2 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the chilli honey drizzle

  • 2 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ tsp pul biber or other chilli flakes
  • 2 lemons, zested
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

Method

  1. To make the chilli honey drizzle, warm the honey, 2 tbsp water, chilli flakes and lemon zest in a small pan until bubbling and syrupy, about 3 mins. Put the courgettes in a sieve and sprinkle over the salt. Allow to drain for 30 mins, then use your hands to squeeze out the liquid – you want them as dry as possible. 

  2. Combine the flours, sesame seeds and pepper in a bowl. Add the mint, halloumi and courgette, and toss lightly to combine. Crack in the eggs and use a fork to stir them into the mixture along with the spring onions. Stir until you have a thick batter.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large, heavy-bottomed non-stick frying pan and swirl to coat the base. Add 2 heaped tbsp of the batter for each fritter, flattening them down with a spatula, and fry for a couple of minutes until golden. Flip them over and press down with the spatula, then fry for another few minutes until golden and cooked all the way through. Drain on kitchen paper and season with a few flakes of sea salt. Drizzle with the chilli honey to serve.

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Nell Carter's picture
Nell Carter
29th Jun, 2020
5.05
Made these as part of a mezze dinner, they were everyone’s favourite. I almost doubled the amount of halloumi and they didn’t seem to come to any harm (!) Would recommend keeping warm in oven under foil until ready to eat- mine could’ve done with a tiny bit more cooking in the middle.
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