I have a fascination with buying eggs. Every time I go to a supermarket I look at the eggs. I never ever get caged eggs, always free range. I check the sizes, I make sure that the eggs are not stuck to their cartons and I even look at the colour. I have a feeling people sometimes look at me and think “Geez this chick has a screw loose”. Come on, everyone has a fascination. Mine just happens to be eggs.
I first came across this recipe for Halloumi Bites on Nigella Lawson’s site a few years ago. It’s so easy to make and perfect with some soft poached eggs
1/4 cup garlic oil
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lime juice
Freshly ground pepper
1 packet of halloumi cheese, drained
1. Combine the oil, parsley, lime juice, and pepper (a good grinding) in a large shallow dish.
2. Slice the drained halloumi into ¼-inch wide pieces, and then cut each slice in half again.
3. Heat a dry skillet and dry-fry the slices of cheese until golden on both sides; this should take only a minute or so in a hot pan.
4. Put the fried halloumi into the shallow dish with the rest of the ingredients and make sure each slice is coated.
Serve with softly poached eggs.
The dressing is great with the salty halloumi. I didn’t used parsley because I didn’t have any left, so instead I used some chilli flakes and black sesame seeds for garnish.