Fried Cheese

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This fried cheese is often served for breakfast and sometimes even as an appetizer. Halloumi has a great brine flavor with texture that holds up to frying.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 178
Fat 14g
Saturated fat 8g
Carbohydrates 4g
Sodium 423mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 10g
Cholesterol 29mg

Fried Cheese

4 slices
Servings
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Ingredients

  • 6 oz. halloumi cheese
  • 1 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Persian cucumber, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves

Directions

Slice halloumi cheese into 4 equal slices. Layer 2 paper towels, lay out cheese on the paper towels, let it dry for 3 minutes. Turn over cheese, and let dry for 3 more minutes.

Preheat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and cheese slices, and cook for 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Arrange cheese on a plate with sliced Persian cucumber, sliced tomato, and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy with pita bread.

Definition
[b]Halloumi cheese[/b] is an unripened brined cheese that originated in Cyprus and is very popular in Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon. It has a high melting point, so it's great for frying or grilling.

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