Monday, 14 May 2012

Heavenly Halloumi Burger

When I was Travelling through Berlin (click here to read about my travels), I got a bit tired of all the meat dishes (After all, the Germans are known for their meats and sausages). I'm not a big meat-eater and wanted something on the 'Vegeterian-side'. The pub we stopped at for Dinner on our last night in Berlin had a Grilled Halloumi Burger (pictured left) ...

Basically instead of a Beef Patty, it has a few slices of Freshly Fried (or grilled) Halloumi. I tried re-creating this Delectable Dish at home and it turned out Delicious and Extremely Quick and Easy to make!! 

My Family and Friends have Fallen in Love with this dish as well!

[Serves: 4]
x4 Soft Rolls
Halloumi Cheese (Enough to Cover x4 Roll — Depending on how much Halloumi you like)

x1 Large Red Tomato sliced
x1 Red Onion, sliced in rings
x1 Medium Pickles thinly sliced
x1 Avocado Sliced
A few sliced peppadews (These really work well with the Sweet Chilli Sauce)
A Few Salad Leaves 

Sweet Chilli Sauce ... I love Wellingtons Sweet Chilli Sauce
Mayonnaise (I prefer Woolworth Mayo, but use the  brand you like best)

Time: 15-20 minutes 
(Including slicing the above ingredients)
Step 1:
Cut the Halloumi into ±1cm Thick Slices (You can either cut them so that they are the width of your roll or make smaller slices so that a few slices are needed to cover your roll).

Step 2:
Heat up a pan with oil (I prefer Olive Oil) and fry the halloumi slices until golden brown. If you would like a healthier option, you can Grill the Halloumi Cheese instead. 

Raw Halloumi (left) Fried Halloumi (Right)
Step 3:
While the Halloumi pieces are frying, the rest of the family/guests can each cut their own roll in half and spread Mayo and Sweet Chilli Sauce according to their own taste and place whatever garnishes they like.

Step 4:
As soon as the Halloumi is Golden Brown (it should take about a couple of minutes per side), place it on the roll ... and Enjoy while Warm!

You can serve this Dish with either a Side Salad, Grilled Veggies, Crisps or Fries or a combination.

Bon Apetit!

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