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Sweet Potato Halloumi Fritters with Koriander & Lime Dressing

10 January 2023

Wowie what a flavours! The sweet potato goes super well with the cheesy halloumi, crispy on the outside and soft & gooey in the inside. The dipping sauce is tangy and herby and sweet at the same time, with a drop of yoghurt and a spoon of mayo for extra richness.

Serve as is for lunch, or together with some merquez sausages and a simple salad as a main.

Sweet Potato Halloumi Fritters with Koriander & Lime Dressing

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Dinner, lunch, sides, snacks
By Saffron Serves: ± 12 fritters
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Dressing
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp honey (more to taste)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/s tsp salt
  • 1 good bunch koriander
  • 1/2 fresh chili or 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 - 2 tbsp yoghurt (optional)
  • 1 - 2 tsp mayonnasie (optional)
  • Fritters
  • 1 block of halloumi, grated
  • 2 medium sized sweet potato
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 tbsp flour (all purpose, whole wheat or almond)
  • Pepper & Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil for frying


Dressing (5 minutes)


Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix till smooth.


Taste and season to your liking: sweeter, saltier, more sour, up to you!


For a creamier sauce add some yoghurt and / or mayonnaise till you get your desired consistency.

Fritters (10 minutes prep, 30 minutes frying)


Grate the halloumi and add to a large bowl.


Peel and then grate the sweet potato, and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. I used my hands and squeezed above the sink.


Add it to the bowl together with the spring onion, eggs, 4 tablespoons of flour and season with pepper and salt.


If the mixture is still to wet add more flour. But they will be a little wet, they will come together while frying.


In a cast iron skillet (or other frying pan) heat a good glug of olive oil.


With a tablespoon spoon or ice-cream scoop scoop out a ball of the batter and place in the hot pan.


Press down with a spatula immediately to create a disc (± 5-7 cm in diameter).


Fry on one side on medium heat until turning brown (± 4 minutes) and then flip, frying the other side (± 4 minutes).


I could fit 4 in the pan at the same time.


Test if the sweet potato is cooked through. When done place the fritters on a plate with kitchen paper and cover with another plate to keep warm.


Repeat until all the batter is done.

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