Halloumi cheese with butter-fried eggplant
- 1 lb 450 g
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
- 10 oz. 280 g halloumi cheese
- 10 10 black olives
- salt and pepper
- Cut the eggplant in half, lengthwise, and cut into slices that are 1/2" (1.5 cm) thick.
- Heat up a large frying pan with butter where you can fit both cheese and eggplant. Or, if you have a smaller pan, fry in batches.
- Add the cheese on one side of the pan and eggplant on the other. Season eggplant with salt and pepper. Fry over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. Flip the cheese after about 3 minutes, so that it is golden brown on both sides. Stir the eggplant every once in a while.
- Serve with olives.
You could replace the halloumi with any other white frying cheese of your choice.
Want variety? Swap the veggie! This dish can be made with other low-carb vegetables such as zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli or spinach. And feel free to use your favorite spices to give this dish more flavor—chili powder, paprika, onion powder, some herbs, or even freshly chopped garlic and basil.