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Haloumi Bacon Canapés

    Haloumi  Bacon Canapés

Fridays are reserved for my food shopping.. and today´s  shopping spree  included the Haloumi cheese from Cyprus.  Haloumi is a semi soft layered cheese semilar to Mozzarella and this one here is made of 90% cow´s milk, 5% lamb´s milk, 5% goat ´s milk.

I haven´t cooked this for months and so I decided to get a pack from my fave supermarket and made some canapés  that I ´m now featuring here in this blog.

Here´s what you need for the canapés..
1 pack Haloumi cheese
2 big peeled potatoes sliced into 1/2 cm ( around 0.20 Inch)
1 seedded apple cut into 4 quarters, thinly sliced
Bacon, thinly sliced
Fresh lettuce leaves or rucola
Mango chili spread ( sweet & sour chicken spread will also do)
medium size Tomato, thinly sliced
Olive oil for frying
1. Heat the Teflon pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and fry the thinly sliced potatoes for about 2 minutes on each side or until done, golden brown and crispy.
2.Take out of pan and put on a platter lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

3. In the same pan under medium heat, fry all the cut Haloumi cheese until they become crispy on both sides, remove onto a platter.. then fry the sliced bacon until they become golden brown, remove  onto a platter and set aside to cool down.



4. The base of the canapés are the potatoes, so it´s going to be a layering process:
first, put 1 tsp of  the mango spread  on to each potato slice and alternately thereafter followed by the apple ,  the fried haloumi, mango chili spread, lettuce/rucola leaves, mango chili spread, then as top the bacon fritters. Secure the canapés with a toothpick for easy handling as appetizers.

This can be prepared a couple of hours in advance if you´re having a party..goes well with white wine and beer...

Hope you like this one. Have a nice and sunny Saturday everyone!