Halloumi Cheese Fries

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Halloumi Cheese Fries are salty, crispy, and so delicious. They're also so simple to make. Make your next Mediterranean spread absolutely awesome. 

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 225 gram block of halloumi
  • Oil for frying
  • Sweet chilli sauce, for dipping, optional


  1. Add your oil to whatever vessel you'll be frying in, giving yourself about two inches in depth. Clip on your thermometer and heat your oil to between 350 and 375. Keep an eye on the temperature throughout the cooking process and adjust the heat to stay within this range.
  2. On a plate or another flat container, mix together the flour, paprika and pepper. You don't need salt as the cheese is plenty salty on its own.
  3. Cut your block of halloumi into sticks.
  4. Dredge each stick of cheese in the seasoned flour and carefully lower it into your pot of hot oil. I can usually add about four sticks of cheese before the first one needs to come out. They brown fairly quickly, so just keep an eye on the pot as your dredging and dropping, and use your tongs to remove the cheese sticks that have browned as much as you like.
  5. As you remove the cheese sticks, allow them to cool on a wire rack over a baking sheet. They'll crisp up as they cool.
  6. Serve warm with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
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