Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fried Halloumi (Halloom)

I've been eating this salty, chewy cheese for years. I love cheese. All kinds of cheese!! The brand I buy is called Halloom (Cedar Phoenicia brand) but if you do a google search, the results will come up as Halloumi.

I've always just eaten it as it is though. I decided I needed to try frying it as I've seen them do on TV. I went with butter but you can use oil.

Here's what it looks like before it's fried.

Just melt a teaspoon of butter or oil in a hot nonstick pan, over medium high heat. Add the cheese. Cook it for just a minute or two or until the bottom is golden. Flip and repeat. It really only takes minutes.

The amazing thing about this cheese is that it doesn't melt like other cheeses. The inside is still chewy even after you fry it. If you're using butter, go with the unsalted kind, the cheese is very salty.


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  3. I so want to go home and make this now, there's nothing like a little grilled halloumi, I used to live in Cyprus, and order this at a little seafood restaurant right on the water.
    I've actually stopped using any grease, I now just put a little flour on them and cook them on a really hot pan.