Courgette and Halloumi Cheese Fritters

A tasty and simple meal that tastes of summer. This will make about eight rissoles – enough for four people.

3-4 medium courgettes
1 onion
1 pack halloumi cheese
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon chopped dill (optional)
Olive oil for frying

Grate the courgettes, place in a clean tea towel or muslin and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Transfer to a large bowl. Grate the onion and cheese and add these to the courgettes. Add all the other ingredients except the oil. Mix well adding more flour if the mixture is a little on the wet side.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Grab a golf ball sized blob of the mixture and flatten it in your hands. Fry in the hot oil until brown on each side – about 5 minutes per side.

Serve with new potatoes, a watercress salad and a generous helping of natural yogurt with chives.



Marinated Tofu Fritters

I’d planned to make this for the veggies in my house and serve fish and chips to the others, but they all wanted this so I went without supper. 4 clean plates though made it all worthwhile.

4 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 red chili – sliced
1 spring onion – sliced
1 teaspoon honey
1x 250g block of firm tofu

Start my drying out the tofu a little. Drain from the packaging. Place in a clean tea towel then put something not too heavy on top – a large chopping board will do. This will gently squeeze some of the water out of the tofu. so it can absorb the flavours of the marinade.

After about 15 minutes unwrap the tofu and cut into two triangles, then cut each triangle in half across the breadth – in other words make them hafl as thick. Mix all the marinade ingredients well pour over the tofu making sure each piece is covered. leave for about 30 minutes by which time most of the marinade will have been absorbed.

Take each piece from the marinade, dip into flour, then beaten egg then seasoned white breadcrumbs. Fry gently in a little olive oil until crisp and golden on the outside.