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Peachy-Keen Halloumi Fritters

Use up the season's juicy, sun-ripened peaches in this corn fritter recipe filled with gooey Halloumi cheese and sweet onions. These fritters are decadent and slightly sweet, and homegrown herbs add a fresh taste. The addition of prosciutto makes this recipe feel fancy with little effort. —Chainey Kuykendall, Richmond, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup diced Halloumi cheese
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 medium peach, chopped
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, cut into thin strips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, egg white, milk and honey until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in onion and cheese; let stand 10 minutes.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Stir batter. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. (Keep cooked fritters warm on a baking sheet in a 200° oven until all fritters are made,)
  • Serve fritters with chopped peach and prosciutto; sprinkle with additional pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 fritter: 71 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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