Here's a fun summer dish to get your taste buds super excited! My fried halloumi cheeseburger.
Halloumi - the versatile Greek cheese
I know a lot of people go ga-ga over halloumi cheese. And I can understand why.
To help with those cravings, I've featured halloumi in many different ways here at Souvlaki For The Soul. I've mixed it with quinoa to make "keftedes". I've given it a Mexican makeover with tacos and quesadillas. The possibilities are endless, and it's one of my favourite cheeses to experiment with.
This is my second recipe for Dodoni. I'm using their Dodoni halloumi as my inspiration.
I'm the type of person who likes throwing casual get-togethers with friends - especially in the summer. And it's all about quick and easy recipes while watching the sunset in the distance. (preferably with a cold drink as well!).
Create a cheeseburger you'll never forget
The halloumi is definitely the star in this fried halloumi cheeseburger dish. It doesn't play second fiddle. It's crumbed and fried gently in some olive oil. It involves a minimal amount of frying. But this is the right kind of frying.
Add some crispy cabbage, fresh tomatoes and a good bun… and (to quote my nieces) its' "O.M.G!".
I stand by that statement. Because I know my tastebuds. And I'm sure you know yours too.
At the last minute, I felt that this dish needed just a little bit of extra love. (Sorry. Can't help myself!). And as a result, I added a few prawns which were sautéed in butter, garlic and parsley.
The final touch was to top it off with a lemon flavoured aioli. And just like that, the dish became epic!
I'm sorry if I'm rambling. I can't help it. Please make this fried halloumi cheeseburger if you get a chance.
Take care, and I'll see you in a few days.
Fried Halloumi CheeseBurger
- Dip the cut halloumi slices in flour, then dip it ino the eggwash and finally in the breadcrumbs. Ensure your slice in fully coated. Once you crumbed all the slices lay them on a plate lined with baking paper and place them in the fridge for half an hour.
- Preheat your oven to 80 deg C and line an oven tray with baking paper. Pour the olive oil into a small - medium sized pan. Fry the halloumi on a medium heat two at a time making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
- Fry them for 3 mins each side until they are golden. Drain the halloumi on kitchen paper towels and place in the oven to keep warm (this ensures the cheese stays soft).
- Construct your burger by adding the shredded cabbage, tomatoes, fried halloumi cheese and lemon aioli.
- You may wish to add a few cooked prawns (shrimp) as an extra to your burger - trus me this is a good move!
Souvlaki For The Soul would like to acknowledge its partnership with Dodoni Feta for this sponsored post. The recipe above was created, developed and photographed by Souvlaki For The Soul using Ddodoni Halloumi cheese.