Quinoa Fritters with Peas & Feta

Quinoa Fritters with Peas & Feta

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Tip – make these gluten free by using gluten free baking powder

Makes about 20

200g quinoa
350g frozen peas
200g feta
4 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tsp ground cumin
3 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, lightly whisked
Salt & Pepper
1-2 tbs cornflour if required
Oil for frying – i use grapeseed

Method

Cook quinoa, simmer for 10 mins until cooked and drain well.

In a bowl mix quinoa, feta, shallots, cumin, peas, baking powder and eggs. Season well.

Use a stick blender to blend half of the mixture up, and then mix through with the unblended mixture. Add some cornflour if mixture is too runny.

Heat a couple of centimetres of oil in large frying pan, roll mixture into balls and fry in batches. Once golden, drain on paper towel.

These are great as a snack or served with a salad..I serve with lemon and a dollop of yogurt

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Zucchini & Sweetcorn Fritters

Zucchini & Sweetcorn Fritters

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You can be as creative or boring as you want with this recipe.

Substitute any vegetables and spices you don’t want or have available with something else that will taste good!

Great for breakfast and brunch, I cooked them for my girlfriends and served with a range of yummy foods shown below.

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 red onion (finely diced)

2 grated zucchini (grated)

1 tin sweet corn kernels

1 pkt halloumi (half in mixture, half to serve with)

1/2 bunch corriander (finely chopped, stems and all)

half a small red chilli (no seeds)

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

salt & pepper

1/2 cup of vege oil

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Method:

You can take the easy road and put all of theΒ  ingredients in a blender and be done with your mixture.

However, I prefer to dice everything up…this gives your fritters more texture.

Mix together flour, baking powder, milk and eggs

Dice up half the halloumi and add to mixture

Add in all other finely diced and grated ingredients

Mix in spice, season well with salt and pepper

Heat some of the oil in a frying pan

About a tablespoon of mixture makes a good sized fritter

Shallow-fry for 1-2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through

Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel

Serving suggestions

I served with bacon & avocado salsa, cream cheese & smoked salmon and halloumi

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You can replace the milk with buttermilk and the halloumi with feta or another delicious cheese.

You could make gluten free by using a different flour

Use different fresh herbs that you have available – thyme, parsley etc

And be creative with using a different spice if you do not have smoked paprika in the cupboard

Its all about the flavour with these fritters

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