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.
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).