Another take on halloumi fries, great as a Friday lunchtime treat or to replace your normal beef burger.
Crisp and soft – I serve mine in a brioche bun, with some roasted garlic and mint yogurt, grilled peppers and chilli jam.
All you need is:
Ingredients – serves 2
- A block of halloumi
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tsp of harissa or paprika
- Vegetable oil
- 2 brioche buns
- Half a yellow or orange pepper
- I garlic clove
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt
- About 4 mint leaves
- 2 tsp chill jam
They need about 5 minutes to cook and must be served hot.
- Slice the halloumi into three, pick the two best burgers and slice the other piece into fries for extra halloumi treats
- Mix the flour and spices
- Add the halloumi and coat in flour and put to one side.
- Now prep everything else, as the halloumi needs to be eaten hot.
- Heat a heavy frying pan or grill pan, then slice the pepper and add to the pan. Put a drop of oil in a corner and add the garlic clove (still in its skin). Turn everything when it starts to brown.
- Meanwhile chop the mint leaves and put in a small bowl or ramekin with the yogurt.
- When the garlic and peppers are cooked remove from the pan and squeeze the garlic out it’s skin into the yogurt.
- Toast the buns on the inside only and place on a board to make the burgers.
- Now add enough oil to cover the base of a frying pan, about 1cm deep and heat.
- Add a small piece of halloumi to check it’s hot enough. It should bubble and cackle when it hits the oil.
- Then cook the halloumi in batches if needed , so there’s a single layer in the pan.
- They need about 2 mins on each side, turn when golden.
- While the halloumi is cooking start building your burgers:
- Spread chilli jam on the bottom half of the bun and top with a layer of peppers. Then spread yogurt on the top.
- Once the halloumi is cooked remove and place on kitchen towel to drain
- Then place in your burgers and tuck in