8 delicious ways with halloumi

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8 delicious ways with halloumi

This is the Mediterranean salad topper to end all others. Nothing beats a slice of pan-fried halloumi. If you don’t believe us, try it out and see for yourself.

A firm to semi-soft and slightly stringy white cheese with a salty briny flavour, halloumi is traditionally made from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. Today it can also contain cow’s milk. Its texture is similar to that of mozzarella, but it has a strong, salty flavour from the brine preserve. Cooking halloumi removes most of the salty flavour and creates a rich, creamy centre. The cheese has a high melting point because no acid or acid-producing bacterium is used in its production, so it can easily be grilled, pan-fried or roasted.

Cut a block of halloumi into strips about 1 cm wide. Place in a pan with a glug of oil (if you have a really good quality nonstick pan, you don’t need the oil) and fry on both sides for 1–2 minutes, or until golden.

Try this office hack: fry the halloumi in a sandwich press.

Try one of these 8 delicious ways with halloumi now.

Discover more cheesy recipes here.

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