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Make It: Fried Halloumi Cheese

Posted May 25 2010 6:07am

As much as I’ve tried , I can’t stay away from cheese. High-quality, flavorful cheese just enhances ANY dish. Sometimes you just need a sprinkle to totally transform a dish.

So when I saw halloumi cheese at Whole Foods the other day, I had to get it (just ask Rachel … she practically had to drag me away from the display).

Halloumi is common in Greece and the Middle East. It’s usually made from a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milk, and since it has a high melting point, it’s often fried or grilled. I looked no further than the package for cooking inspiration.

That middle picture was calling my name. I did exactly what the package said and fried it in virgin olive oil. Check the ingredient list… mint? Sweet!

After just a few minutes on each side, my cheese was nice and golden brown. Verdict? Good, but a bit too salty. I’m sure other brands have less salt. This one had just a bit much for my taste. I loved the texture and crispy outside. This would be a fabulous addition to a sandwich or salad.

Fried cheese… does it get any better?!

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