Pea fritter and halloumi focaccia sandwich

Pea fritter and halloumi focaccia sandwich

A fritter is one of the best things you can put in a sandwich, especially when using fluffy focaccia. These minty pea fritters are hot, crunchy and soft. They pair perfectly with golden halloumi and a piquant homemade ketchup.

Pea fritter and halloumi focaccia sandwich

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  • Serves icon Makes 2 (or 4 smaller sandwiches)
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

A fritter is one of the best things you can put in a sandwich, especially when using fluffy focaccia. These minty pea fritters are hot, crunchy and soft. They pair perfectly with golden halloumi and a piquant homemade ketchup.

Browse more easy and delicious fritter recipes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
789kcals
Fat
22.9g (3.7g saturated)
Protein
28.2g
Carbohydrates
112.7g (15.5g sugars)
Fibre
9.6g
Salt
2.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 20g raisins
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 50g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • ½ green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ bunch mint, leaves picked
  • 150g frozen peas, defrosted
  • Finely grated zest 1 lemon, plus a squeeze of juice
  • Vegetable oil to fry
  • 200g block halloumi, sliced lengthways to create 4 large rectangles
  • Handful rocket
  • 2 thick slices focaccia (around 15cm x 8cm)
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Method

  1. To make the ketchup, put the tomatoes, capers, raisins, vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with salt and pepper, adjusting the levels of sugar and vinegar to your liking if needed. Transfer to a blender and whizz into a chunky ketchup, then leave to cool.
  2. To make the fritters, put the egg, flour, baking powder, shallot, chilli, mint and 50g of the peas in a food processor, then pulse until the mixture comes together as a coarse batter. Gently stir in the rest of the peas and the lemon zest, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a generous drizzle of oil. Add the batter mixture and use a spoon to spread it into the same shape as your focaccia loaf. Fry for 2 minutes until golden, then carefully flip over and cook for 2 more minutes on the other side. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add another dash of oil to the same pan, then add the halloumi. Cook for a few minutes until golden on both sides, then toast the focaccia in the same pan. Now assemble the sandwich. Spread the ketchup over the lid of the toasted bread, then top the base with a handful of rocket, the pea fritter and the halloumi. Put the lid on top, then slice in half.

Nutrition

Calories
789kcals
Fat
22.9g (3.7g saturated)
Protein
28.2g
Carbohydrates
112.7g (15.5g sugars)
Fibre
9.6g
Salt
2.1g

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Recipe By

Pollyanna Coupland

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