Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
From Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
This is the way to cook halloumi. It is very popular done on a barbecue as a vegetarian burger, but served like this, dusted in semolina, fried in olive oil and drizzled with warm honey, black sesame seeds and oregano, it is one of the best mezzes I know. If you can get kefalotiri cheese, try that; it is very special too.
Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
Cut the halloumi horizontally through the middle. Dip the halloumi slices in the beaten egg then roll in the semolina. Fry on a medium heat for a couple of minutes on each side until golden-brown.
In a separate small pan, warm the honey. Serve the halloumi cut into squares, drizzled with warm honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds, oregano and black pepper.
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 225g/8oz block halloumi or kefalotiri cheese
- 1 small free-range egg, beaten
- 3 tbsp fine semolina
- 2 tbsp clear honey
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- freshly ground black pepper
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