Fried Halloumi with Honey
Fried halloumi is tasty, easy and ready in 5 minutes. Once fried, crispy halloumi is paired with spicy honey to make a tasty appetizer in no time.
Servings: 6 servings
- 8 oz halloumi cheese
- 3 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp Aleppo pepper
- ½ tsp sumac
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Place the halloumi cheese on a cutting board and cut it into ½ inch (1.5 cm) thick slices. Pat dry the halloumi slices completely using a kitchen paper towel.
Heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot and shimmery, place the halloumi slices in the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side, until they're golden and crispy. Transfer to the serving plate.
Warm the honey in the microwave (10 to 15 seconds) or in a small saucepan over medium low heat. drizzle over the fried halloumi. Top with Aleppo pepper, sumac and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
- Once fried, halloumi is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, therefore it's best to serve it immediately, as it would get rubbery when it cools.
- Instead of Aleppo pepper, you can use red pepper flakes. If 1 teaspoon sounds a lot, use less pepper.
- Nonstick pans work best for this recipe since halloumi is a delicate cheese and we don't want it to stick to the pan.
- You can find halloumi in many supermarkets in the cheese aisle near feta and mozzarella. If not available, check out your local Middle Eastern and Mediterranean shops.
- It's best not to have leftover fried halloumi because it doesn't reheat well. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To serve, cut them into smaller pieces and add it to salads or sandwiches.
Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 393mg | Iron: 0.3mg