Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters

Today was a GOOD day! Our lockdown in Melbourne has been eased and we are finally free to move around. We can go shopping AND we can dine out again!…

a staple of zucchini fritters

Today was a GOOD day! Our lockdown in Melbourne has been eased and we are finally free to move around. We can go shopping AND we can dine out again! Happy days. My husband and I went to have breakfast this morning, no kids, just two of us. Such a treat! I had the most delicious fritters which reminded me that I have a very good recipe to share with you – Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters.

But what are fritters? Where did they come from? Fritters are bits of meat, seafood, and/or vegetables dipped in batter and fried in olive oil. Fritters are actually found in cuisines all around the world. Just think about Franch bigne, Italian fritto misto, Greek loukoumades, Japanese tempura, US corn fritters, German Reibekuchen, right? Indian pakoras are fritters too. So we do not need to reinvent a bicycle here. What is special about my recipe you ask? It is gluten-free of course, it is light and it is very easy to make. Fritters are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. They can be served on the side, as a snack or as a meal on their own.

staple of zucchini and halloumi fritters

I use zucchini in my cooking a lot. This vegetable is so easy to handle, it is versatile, delicious and incredibly healthy. I wrote about the health benefits of zucchini in my SOY GLAZED EGGPLANT AND ZUCCHINI recipe. Click here if you want to learn more.

This recipe also includes a beautiful green dressing – Greek yoghurt paired with fresh herbs such as mint, dill, and parsley. Consuming herbs have shown “to prevent and manage heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It may also help to reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties” (better health channel).

Let’s make Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters

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Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters on a round plate

Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 46 sreves 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters are fresh and light. They are very easy to make and are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Gluten-free of course!


Ingredients

Scale

Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters:

4 middle size zucchinis, approximately 500g, coarsely grated

200g halloumi cheese, coarsely grated

2 free-range eggs

1/2 cup of chopped dill

1/2 cup of gluten-free flour

1 tsp of gluten-free baking soda

salt

olive oil for shallow-fry

Green Dressing:

1 cup of greek yoghurt

1 cup of mixed herbs of your choice. I used a mix of mint, dill and parsley

juice of 1/2 lemon


Instructions

  1. Coarsely grate zucchini and place them in a colander with a little bit of salt. Set aside for 10 minutes to remove excess liquid.

grated zucchini in a colander

2. Coarsely grate halloumi cheese.

grated halloumi cheese

 

3. Meanwhile, make the dressing: place yoghurt, lemon juice and herbs in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Set aside.

4. Now using hands or a clean muslin squeeze all the liquid out of the zucchinis.

5. Add zucchini, eggs, halloumi and baking soda to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

zucchini fritters ingredients

6. Add gluten-free flour to the zucchini mix and mix well.

batter for zucchini fritters

7. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Using a measuring cup or a large tablespoon spoon the mixture into the frying pan.

8. Fry the fritters for approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they are nice and golden.

9. Take the fritters out of the frying pan and put them on the plate with the kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil. Keep warm.

10. Repeat with the remaining batter.

11. Now your fritters are ready to be served. Enjoy!

Zucchini And Halloumi Fritters on a round plate

 

EQUIPMENT:

CUISIPRO 4 Sided Box Grater, Black, 0065506068503      B0166P6QNM       B01M74A279     B01N0X77H3

 

 

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
  • Method: shallow-fry
  • Cuisine: international

Keywords: gluten-free, zucchini, fritters

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