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Cyprus Recipes – Fried Haloumi


An 8-ounce package of halloumi cheese, cut in 3/8-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil

For the garnish

freshly ground black pepper
oregano or mint leaves
4-5 cherry tomatoes cut in half
balsamic vinaigrette

Fried Haloumi Cheese

Fried Haloumi Cheese


Preheat a nonstick frying pan over high heat.

Place the halloumi slices on a plate with the olive oil and brush lightly to coat both sides of each slice of cheese.

Sear the cheese in the pan, 1 minute on the first side and 1-2 minutes on the other side. It will smoke (open a window), and form a deep brown crust. The cheese should soften but no liquid should escape – poke with your spatula to test – but it will not melt.

Place fried cheese on a plate and garnish with pepper, herbs, tomatoes, and vinaigrette.

5-6 pieces

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