Sophie's Vegetarian Haloumi Burger With All Of Its Trimmings!
For the burger:
1 egg, beaten loose
For the rest:
bought mayonaise or home made
2 little Gem lettuce, cleaned, washed, spun dry & leaves torn
2 large white onions, peeled & sliced into rings
So, with your left hand, you take a big slice of the haloumi & roll it on both sides in the seasoned flour. Shake off excess of flour. Then, with your right hand, take the haloumi trough the beaten egg. Roll it in the egg on both sides. With the same right hand, roll it in the panko breadcrumbs on both sides. Lay it on the 4th plate. Do the same with the rest of the haloumi slices. You put clingfilm over the top & place into the fridge until you are ready to fry them.
Take your bread rolls & slice them into 2. Place some lettuce leaves on the bottom of your burger bun. Add 4 slices of the tomato. Now, heat a grill pan on high. When hot, add the courgette slices in 1 layer in the grill pan. Grill on both sides until charred & cooked trough. Set aside. At the meantime, heat a large non stick pan on high heat & pour 2 tablespoons of EVOO in it. When hot, add the onion slices & fry until golden & cooked trough. Set aside.
Take the same large non stick pan & pour 3 to 5 tablespoons of the EVOO in it. Heat up on high. When hit, add the haloumi burgers in it. Fry on both sides until the panko gets golden brown. This will take about 2 minutes per side. Place them on kitchen paper to take off the excess of oil. Do the same with the rest of the haloumi slices.
When the haloumi slices are stil hot, complete your burger bun. Add 1 piece of the haloumi burger on top of the tomatoes. Place a dollop of the mustard mayonaise on it. Add a few of the baked onions on it. Add 4 slices of cucumber on that. Add a few slices of the grilled courgettes on it & place the top of the burger on that.
Sometimes, I like to add a bit of tomato ketchup on the inside of the top bun.