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Friday, 24 May 2013

Food: Pea, Mint and Halloumi Fritters and a Quick Chinese Stir Fry recipe

Pea, Mint and Halloumi Fritters

pea, mint and halloumi fritters
I'm in the middle of setting up a gourmet petite cupcake company (exciting times!) so apologies for the reduction in posts, but I wanted to share with you this amazing pea and halloumi fritter recipe. It's fresh and healthy and makes a great alternative to potatoes or pasta as a side dish. They're even more delicious when cold, so Martin's been sent off to work with them for his lunch - no complaints so far!

Serves 4 - takes 15 minutes

100g peas
handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
100g halloumi, cut into 1 cm cubes
100g plain flour
150ml milk
2 eggs
2 spring onion, finely chopped
a little vegetable oil (for frying)
salt and pepper

1. Boil the peas for 3 minutes, crush half of them. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
2. Add the flour, egg yolks and milk to a large bowl. Use a balloon whisk to mix together thoroughly.
3. Whisk up the eggs whites separately in a large clean bowl until a stiff peak is reached.
4. Fold the egg whites into the rest of the batter.
4. Stir in the peas, halloumi, mint, and spring onions. Season generously.
5. Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Add a little oil. Drop tablespoons of batter into the frying pan and cook on a medium heat for 3 minutes each side, until golden.

Quick and Easy Chinese Stir Fry

quick and easy chinese stir fry
Serves 2 - takes 10 minutes

For the stir fry sauce, combine the following:
1 dessertspoon corn flour
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Pack of stir fry vegetables e.g. bean sprouts, mangetout, mini sweetcorn, cabbage, edamame, carrot....
200g deep fried tofu pieces
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely sliced
1 chili, finely sliced

1. Using a wok or large frying pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and fry off the chilli and ginger
2. Add the tofu and vegetables and stir fry sauce
3. Stir fry on a high heat for 3 minutes

Serve with brown rice

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I made some zucchini-cheese pancakes for my family last week from the King Arthur Flour baking blog. I don't usually think of making savory dinner pancakes but they're a great way to get dinner on the table and my family loves them. Mint, peas, and halloumi sounds like a great flavor combination!