Corn & Halloumi Fritters with Crispy Pancetta & Fried Eggs Recipe | Abel & Cole
Corn & Halloumi Fritters with Crispy Pancetta & Fried Eggs
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20-30 mins
Fresh corn fritters are extra delicious made with melting halloumi cheese and topped with crunchy slices of fried pancetta and eggs cooked just the way you like.
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893 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 corn on the cob
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150g halloumi
  • A handful of coriander
  • 50g watercress
  • 70g pancetta
  • 1 lemon
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  • 11/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Sea salt
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 150°C/Fan 130°C/Gas 2. Peel and finely chop the onions. Halve the chilli and flick out the seeds. Finely chop it. Remove the paper and silks from the corn. Cut a slice from the bottom of the corn and run your knife down the cob to slice off the corn. Add them to a bowl with the onion and chilli.

  • 2.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 1 tbsp plain flour. Add a good crack of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Fold it through the corn to coat the kernels. Pat the halloumi dry and coarsely grate it into the bowl with the corn. Stir together.

  • 3.

    Pick the leaves from the coriander and set aside. Finely chop the stalks. Mix the stalks through the corn fritter mix. Wash and dry the watercress thoroughly. Pop it in a bowl. Set the coriander leaves on top.

  • 4.

    Heat a pan for a couple of mins. When warm, pour in 1 tbsp olive oil. Spoon in 6-8 dollops of the halloumi and corn mix. You might need to do this in a couple of batches. Fry for 3-4 mins then carefully flip over and cook for 3-4 mins on the other side. The fritters should be set and golden. Don't worry if they fall apart a little, just push back together with a spoon. Place them on a baking tray and pop into the oven to keep warm.

  • 5.

    Lay the pancetta slices into the pan and cook for 2 mins till crisped. Lift out of the pan and pop on the tray with the fritters. Place back in the oven.

  • 6.

    Add 1/2 tbsp oil back to the pan. Crack two eggs into the pan. Fry for 3-5 mins till the white is set and the yolk is cooked to your liking.

  • 7.

    Place the fritters on to two plates. Top with a fried egg each. Place a few slices of crispy pancetta. Serve with the coriander and watercress salad. Squeeze over a little lemon juice.