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Jul 29, 2008 04:12 AM

What to do with Halloumi Cheese?

As the ads say..."the cheese that grills". How weird is this stuff?

I made it once after a friend told me about it. Buy it, slice it, flour it, fry it in a pan. It's pretty good, but I want to see how others prepare it. Any tricks to grilling it? What do you serve with it?

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  1. Flouring it's unnecessary, and it grills on a grill as well. I serve it with olives and wine and bread as an apero

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    1. re: tmso

      I agree the flour is unnecessary, but I do use a tiny amount of olive oil in the pan. I also toss it in a tiny amount of olive oil to grill it.

      I love it for breakfast with a piece of toast (made out of nice bread) and some stone fruits like plums, or some fresh berries. The fruits make a nice contrast to the salty cheese. Very pleasant!

      1. re: moh

        Oh that sounds really good! I'll have to try that for breakfast this Sunday.

    2. Yep, just throw it on the grill. It pairs well with mint as a starter, or tossed into a salad. Yum.

      1. grilled. but not on foil straight onto the wire grill pan so that the whey drips off. if you do it on foil it stays soggy.

        nice just on it's own with some Greek olives.

        1. First had this in Australia at a sheep farm on Kangaroo Island.....and I still prepare it the way they served it to us.....pan fried till brown and slightly crisp on the outside (I use the smallest amount of oil but I don't think they used any!) and just before removing squeeze fresh lemon juice over the chunks and sprinkle with dried oregano....serve with toothpicks....big hit!

          1. love this stuff - no bread, no oil just fry - wonderful when done this way. Eating otherwise - has a great taste, but for me it squeaks when I bite into it.
            Serve in the morn with eggs! love it