For the vegetarians and flexitarians, stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath and read this recipe for Hearty Sweet Potato Halloumi Patty. This is what you have been waiting for since the beginning of your life!
I recently discovered the existence of halloumi (shame on me), but oh boy, grilled, cooked, grated, or raw, you name it, and it can be done! It’s great to eat on toast, salad, burger, or even a burger patty.
Halloumi is therefore versatile in use, but with a high fat and protein content and low on carbs. This is perfect for people on a keto diet or for people who need to eat more grams of fat to meet their macronutrient goals.
Making burger patties is so much fun. Getting your hands dirty and sleazy and making equally sized patties. However, the best thing is building the burgers yourself. Try this one out, and you won’t be disappointed. Everyone deserves a bit of sweet potato halloumi patty happiness!
Hearty Sweet Potato Halloumi Patty Recipe
- 500 grams sweet potato boiled and mashed
- 200 grams halloumi grated
- 3 stalks spring onions trimmed and chopped
- 1 medium egg whisked
- 50 grams wholemeal flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
- 1 medium chilli pepper finely chopped and unseeded
- 1 teaspoon cumin ground
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder smoked
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Cut the sweet potato with skin and boil for 10 minutes until tender. Transfer the cooked sweet potato into a bowl and mash it until smooth.
- Stir the grated halloumi with the rest of the ingredients together with the sweet potato. Let it sit for a few minutes so the salt absorbs a bit of the moisture. For making the patties make sure the mixture is sticky enough. If not, add more flour to it.
- I suggest using your hands (wet hands make it easier to form patties) to form the mixture into tight balls and squeeze slightly into patty form.
- Heat a pan on medium, then add enough oil to coat the underside of each patty. Allow them to cook for 5 minutes, then flip. Cook another 5 minutes, and serve.