Oh my god. How has halloumi escaped my radar until now?
You all know how much I love bar food. And that definitely includes mozzarella sticks. Hot crusty cheese? Oh yes.
Well, little did I know that there was a Greek sheep/goat cheese, relatively high in protein and low in fat, that was just begging to be fried up. Halloumi is unique among cheeses in that in can handle the heat without any breading. So you just slice it up:
Squeeze it with a little lemon juice, and then fry it in olive oil. Easy as pie.
And seriously? Ungodly tasty:
So much better than a breaded mozzarella stick. I mean, this pan is pretty much heaven.
And in the future? I will be buying halloumi much more frequently. Talk about a seriously underrated food. I am all over it.
Today’s EAT: I paired my fried halloumi with a ginormous salad:
So full of win! Fresh red peppers, crunchy greens, and salty fried cheese.
Today’s DRINK: I opened a bottle of white to pair with the cheese:
…but it ended up being a kind of poor match. This Argentina Gaucho Club Torrente was super fruity and kind of bland, unfortunately.
Today’s RUN: Yaaaay for having a Garmin again! Seriously.
I logged 3.2 miles today – easy and mellow and my Garmin made sure of that!
Just two more runs stand between me and Chicago. Eeeep!
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your favorite cheese? I love goat cheese and sheep cheese, so it’s no surprise that I was smitten my this Halloumi. But I also *love* brie and other soft, sweet cheeses. Mmmm!