Halloumi Fries
Recipe Type: Appetizer
If you love crispy French fries with dip, you will love these crispy halloumi fries served with a sour cream and sweet chili sauce.
For the ‘fries’
  • 1 ‘log’ of halloumi cheese*
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • vegetable oil for frying (enough to fill a medium saucepan to a depth of about half an inch)
For the dip
  • separate bowls of sour cream (or Greek yoghurt – I prefer this) and sweet chili sauce
  1. Cut the halloumi cheese into roughly equal sized ‘fries’ (mine were about 1.5cm in thickness).
  2. Roll the ‘fries’ in the flour.
  3. Heat up the oil in a medium saucepan until the end of the ‘fry’ dipped into it sizzles. Then, carefully lower the fries into the oil. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side or until golden and crunchy-looking (you might have to do this in 2 or more batches).
  4. Remove carefully from the oil with a fork and serve immediately with the sour cream and sweet chili sauce.
Recipe inspired by 'halloumi fries' by Oli Baba's posted in the Sunday Times.

*If halloumi is tricky to find where you are, you could use Latin American ‘queso para freir’ instead if you like. Or any hard cheese that you know doesn’t melt easily when heated.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at https://honestcooking.com/halloumi-fries/