Healthy recipe: The gratest fritters

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Healthy recipe: The gratest fritters
BY Virgin Active
Posted On 28 June, 2023

Fritters are you friend. It’s a simple grate + mix + fry = dinner!
The toppings for these fritters are endless – you can almost think of it as a sandwich loaf where you can put just about anything on it! You can even roll into balls to make bites for your snack box tomorrow. Serves 2.


  • 1 cup (250ml) grated green veg (we used baby marrow and broccoli)
  • ½ cup (125ml) grated sweet potato
  • ½ cup (125ml) very thinly shredded green cabbage
  • ¼ punnet (5g) of each coriander and mint, chopped
  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp (3ml) finely chopped or grated garlic and ginger
  • ½ cup (125ml) cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (150ml) cake or wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground cumin salt and milled pepper
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sesame seeds (optional)
  • 3 eggs, whisked (or use flax-egg if vegan)
  • 80-100g halloumi cheese, grated
  • Olive or canola oil for frying
  • Labneh, plain yoghurt, ricotta, or cottage cheese for topping

Let’s get cooking:

  • Combine all ingredients, except flour, in a bowl and toss to distribute evenly.
  • Sprinkle over four and toss to create a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry ¼-cup dollops of batter to make small fritters or use a 12cm pan to make 2 large fritters, like we did.
  • Fry for 4-6 minutes a side over medium heat, then flip over and fry for another 5 minutes. IF making large fritters, cover with a lid to create steam and make sure inside is cooked through too.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Serve warm with topping of choice. Kimchi, avocado and sliced radish, or with sautéed garlicky greens (such as green beans, asparagus and edamame).

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