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Course Anytime, Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Greek

Ingredients
  

Fried Halloumi Cheese Curds

  • As needed Vegetable Oil
  • 16 pc(s) Breaded Halloumi Cheese Curds
  • 0.25 cup(s) Za'atar Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp(s) Parmesan Cheese Block
  • 1 cup(s) Whipped Feta

Breaded Halloumi Cheese Curds

  • 3 each Eggs Large
  • 2 fl oz. Buttermilk
  • 2 cup(s) All-Purpose Flour
  • 0.5 cup(s) Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp(s) Kosher Salt
  • 0.5 tsp(s) Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 lb(s) Kontos® Halloumi Cheese

Whipped Feta

  • 1 cup(s) Kontos® Domestic Feta
  • 0.75 cup(s) Kontos® 9% Milk Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp(s) Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp(s) Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp(s) Lemon Zest
  • To taste Kosher Salt
  • To taste Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

Fried Halloumi Cheese Curds

  • Pre-heat a fryer or large pot filled with vegetable oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Fry the curds for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  • Shake off excess oil, place the fried curds in a large mixing bowl and toss with za'atar seasoning.
  • Transfer the curds to a serving dish and garnish with freshly grated paremsan, serve with a side of whipped feta for dipping.

Breaded Halloumi Cheese Curds

  • Whisk together eggs and buttermilk in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, salt and pepper and mix until well incorporated.
  • Bread the halloumi in batches; Start with dipping the cheese curds in the egg mixture, ensure cheese is fully coated.
  • Transfer the curds into the flour mixture and coat all sides.
  • Spread out the breaded curds on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until needed.

Whipped Feta

  • Combine all ingredients in the base of a food processor, process until smooth; Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer in to an airtight container and refrigerate until needed
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Fried Halloumi Cheese Curds