Sweet or savoury – when it comes to breakfast, opinions often differ. Personally, I love a really hearty breakfast. But it doesn’t always have to be something with meat. So if it’s not Shakshuka or Foul Medammas, I like to fry up a piece of halloumi with a fried egg and a few slices of tomato.
I have to confess that I often skip breakfast during the week and then prefer to start straight with lunch. I’ve been doing this since before intermittent fasting became so popular. I just listen to my gut feeling: no hunger, no food – done. On weekends, however, I celebrate it all the more.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t let myself be tempted to eat breakfast. I suffer from acute envy of food. Terrible business, so better don’t ask. But what always works is halloumi. And even as a belated breakfast lunch.
Halloumi is so easy and quick to prepare that even my two younger brothers couldn’t mess it up – I think… Although, bad example. They actually mess up everything that has to do with food. Sorry bros, that’s the way it is! There’s nothing easier than frying this incredibly delicious squeaky grilled cheese in the pan. Then add a fried egg, a few slices of tomato, a pinch of za’atar and you have the perfect vegetarian breakfast.
Recipe for Halloumi with fried eggs and grilled tomato
- 125 g Halloumi
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Beef tomato
- 1 tsp Za'atar
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- Salt, pepper
- If the piece of halloumi is too thick, cut it in half. The piece should not be thicker than 2 cm.
- Slice the tomato.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the halloumi and tomato slices on both sides for about 2 minutes.
- Add the egg to the pan and fry on a slightly lower heat for a few minutes until the desired doneness.
- Season the egg and tomato with salt and pepper.
- Arrange everything on a plate and sprinkle with za'atar.