Crispy Mediterranean-style fritters

Mediterranean fritters
Crunchy Mediterranean-style fritters. Source: Getty

If you love a twist on an old-fashioned favourite, this is the recipe for you. 

These tasty Mediterranean-style fritters are perfect for an easy dinner any night of the week and make a tasty lunch the next day. 

Crumbled feta, salty olives, and fresh tomatoes and a touch of fresh basil leaves are combined in a lovely and light batter that fries up into the perfect crispy fritters . They’re packed with flavour and will definitely have you coming back for seconds!

You can enjoy them as is, or topped with a creamy garlic dip.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 120g feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mix pitted olives, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered, seeds removed
  • 1/4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Add egg and 2 tbsp water.
  4. Stir until stiff batter forms.
  5. Stir in feta, olives, tomato and basil.
  6. Pour oil to come up one-quarter of the way up the side of saucepan.
  7. Place over medium-high heat.
  8. Heat to 160°C on cook’s thermometer. 
  9. Add 1/4 cupfuls of mixture to oil and flatten slightly with spatula. 
  10. Deep fry, turning half way, for 3 minutes or until golden.
  11. Drain on paper towel.
  12. Repeat with remaining mixture.

Serve with fresh basil on top! 

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