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Fried Halloumi Bites with Spicy Honey

by Coreen

Fried Halloumi Bites with Spicy Honey

Let me introduce you to your new favorite easy halloumi recipe – Fried Halloumi Bites with Spicy Honey! This appetizer recipe, which also happens to be gluten-free, features halloumi cheese, cut into cubes, breaded in a thin layer of cornmeal, and shallow pan-fried in olive oil until golden brown. A mixture of honey and chili garlic sauce is drizzled on top for a sweet and spicy combo that’s perfect with the cheese.

Halloumi is a firm, salty Greek cheese – but that’s about the only “Greek” thing about this recipe. With a cornmeal coating (which gives the halloumi nuggets a great texture and flavor) and a hot honey sauce mixed with Vietnamese Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce (my favorite Asian hot sauce), you’re going to love this delicious mash-up of some really yummy flavors!

What is Halloumi cheese?

Halloumi is a Greek cheese that miraculously doesn’t really melt. This makes it perfect for grilling, frying, baking, etc., because it won’t lose its structural integrity when you cook it! It also has a subtle flavor from mint leaves that are usually packed with it. It’s got that squeaky, salty farmer’s cheese texture and flavor and you’re going to fall in love with it.

…GET THE RECIPE for Fried Halloumi Bites with Spicy Honey!

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