Harissa Fried Halloumi Panini

Harissa Fried Halloumi Panini Upgrade your grilled cheese with Halloumi. Then add the heat with North African harissa. You could also grill these on an indoor grill pan over medium heat.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 45 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 sandwiches

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook until very tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a separate skillet. Stir in harissa sauce.

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  • Brush both sides of eggplant slices with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Add 1/2 of the eggplant slices to the skillet. Cook until browned and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices; keep warm.

  • Sprinkle Halloumi with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Add 1/2 of the Halloumi to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices.

  • Layer eggplant slices, bell pepper mixture, and Halloumi on 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.

  • Transfer 2 sandwiches to the large skillet; cover sandwiches with a plate weighted with cans of food. Cook until heated through and toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Per Serving: 558 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 38.6g; cholesterol 73.1mg; sodium 1113.5mg. You can substitute red bell pepper for the yellow bell pepper and mayonnaise for butter.