Looking for things to do with halloumi beyond the usual ideas? Want something delicious and so very comforting, but which is super quick to make and also doesn’t break the bank?
Of course you do.
That’s what I was thinking when I came up with this quick and easy recipe last term. I was tired and stressed and very much in need of comfort food, but I was also trying to save money and avoid eating out as much as possible. I often treat myself to halloumi when I’m doing the weekly shop, often just to fry and put on toast or in basic pasta dishes, but I decided to try something new… and thus, halloumi scrambled egg was born. It’s now one of my favourite easy lunch ideas.
Serves 1 | Prep time: 1 minute | Cook time: 5 minutes
You will need:
- A frying pan (any size)
- A spatula
- Cooking oil (your preference – mine is olive oil or coconut oil)
- 1/4 of a block of halloumi (or a bit more if you’re hungry)
- 2 eggs
- A splash of milk (optional)
- Mushrooms / sweetcorn / quorn ham (optional, to taste)
- Pour a little oil into the frying pan and heat. Meanwhile, chop the halloumi into small-ish chunks (they do not need to be uniform)
- Add the halloumi to the pan and fry, flipping halfway so that the chunks brown slightly on both sides. You can also add the other ingredients (mushrooms work well, for example) at this point when the cheese is partly cooked.
- Crack and beat the egg, adding a splash of milk if you choose to do so.
- Add the egg mixture to the pan with the halloumi and scramble as you would normally, stirring until you have the egg and halloumi are completely mixed in.
- When the egg is fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat, and voilà! Pair with a salad, pitta bread, carrot sticks, or anything else you fancy.