I absolutely love cheese, and one of my favorite treats is Saganaki or Greek Fried Cheese. Normally I use Kefalotyri, fry it up, dump brandy on it and put out the flames with a squeeze of lemon juice. But I have been gone all weekend and still need to go grocery shopping for the week. So I used the Halloumi I already had in the refrigerator and, sans flamage, made a quick snack after my trip back from Aliso Viejo.
Halloumi is a cheese from Cyprus, made from Goat and Sheep milk. It has an unusually high melting point, thus the ability to fry it and create a crust white the cheese remains intact as a cohesive slice. It has a piquant and salty flavor imparted from the brine it is stored in. Quite delicious..
4 oz Halloumi
1 tsp Olive oil
Slice Halloumi into 4 slices.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium flame
add the cheese and fry 2 minutes.
Turn cheese over and fry 2 more minutes.
Simple, Quick, Delicious... Best served with warm Flat bread, however, much to my chagrin, I found out I was out of Flat bread after I was already frying the cheese, so a fork works too... Yeah, I definitely need to go grocery shopping tomorrow.