Sweetcorn & halloumi fritters with mint yogurt

Sweetcorn & halloumi fritters with mint yogurt

These fritters make the perfect sharing starter to have with drinks, or a delicious lunch served with a salad. They'd also work with paneer – just up the seasoning a little as paneer is less salty, and try switching the mint out for coriander in the yogurt.

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  • Serves4 as a starter
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 2 Essential Sweetcorn
  • 250g pack halloumi, coarsely grated
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • 6 salad onions, finely sliced
  • 3 British Blacktail Free Range Medium Eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 200ml olive oil, for frying
  • 1 lime, in wedges, to serve

For the yogurt

  • 250g natural Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 25g mint, leaved picked and finely chopped


  1. Stand a corn cob upright on a chopping board, then cut away the kernels using a sharp knife. Repeat with the second cob. Put the corn into a bowl with the cheese, spices, garlic, onions, eggs and flour. Season well and mix until combined.

  2. In a large frying pan, pour in the olive oil to about 0.5cm deep, then heat over a medium-high heat and, when shimmering, transfer 4 heaped dessert spoons of mixture to the pan, flattening out into fritters. Fry for 3-4 minutes, until deep golden on the underside, then carefully f lip over and fry the other side. You should get between 12-16 fritters.

  3. Remove the cooked fritters to a plate lined with kitchen paper, and repeat the process until all the mixture is used up.

  4. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt ingredients together with some seasoning and transfer to a serving dish. Once the fritters are cooked, scatter with sea salt f lakes, then serve with the yogurt on the side and lime wedges for squeezing.

Cook’s tip

Take a little care when you’re frying these fritters as the oil can splash as you turn them, plus the raw corn can sometimes pop in the oil as it cooks.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,749kJ/ 662kcals



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