Cypriot Fried Haloumy Cheese (Saganaki Haloumi)

Recipe by UmmBinat
READY IN: 8mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces haloumy cheese (or 250g called "haloom" in Arabic)
  • flour, for coating (To be gluten free I use a mix of white rice flour and half the amount of tapioca starch)
  • olive oil (best to use unrefined)
  • 1
    lemon, cut in wedges
  • crusty bread (or pita bread or to be gluten free, rice crackers)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut cheese into 1/4 inch slices, dip in water and dredge in flour if desired (I do like it this way).
  • Heat enough oil in a small frying pan to cover base, fry cheese until slightly golden on each side.
  • Squeeze some lemon on top and serve with rest of the lemon wedges and a crusty bread or some pita to dip into the lemon flavoured oil.
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