A simple and healthy vegetarian dish that's warms stomachs any time of day or night.
For the fritters:
- 2 zucchini grated
- 30g self raising flour
- 20g maize flour
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame or pumpkin seeds
- 80g halloumi chopped fine
- 2 large eggs
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and pepper
For the drizzle:
- 2 tbsp manuka honey
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- Zest of 1 lemon
Put the courgettes in a sieve and sprinkle with salt.
Leave for 30 minutes, then press out the excess liquid with your hands.
(this step is important for making sure your fritters come out crispy!)
Mix the honey, chili flakes, lemon zest and a splash of water in a small pan and warm very gently on low heat.
Stop just before it starts bubbling and set to the side.
Mix the seeds, flours, and a dash of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add in the halloumi and courgette and mix softly to combine into a mixture. Add the green onions.
Crack in the eggs. Mix slowly until you have a batter like mixture.
In a frying pan, warm a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Spoon in a tbsp of the batter for each fritter (if you want larger fritters, you can spoon more).
Flatten them with a spatula or fork and fry for 2-3 minutes or until crispy golden. Then flip and do the same on the other side.
Rest the freshly fried fritters on paper towels to soak up the excess oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Just before serving, drizzle with the manuka chili dressing and enjoy!
Why we love this recipe
One thing we love about this recipe is it's a savory dish that makes use of the less sweet nature of manuka honey.
It also doesn't require cooking or baking the honey, which is something we love to do but it does denature some of the powerful health properties of the manuka.
This is the perfect dish to serve to guests, especially if introducing them to manuka or wanting them to try it for the first time.
Everybody loves fritters!