Halloumi Fries & Dip

Forget regular fries. Forget sweet potato fries. Forget them all, just not these ones! I went to Halloumi and tried their famous Halloumi Fries…they were DIVINE, so divine I’ve decided to make my own, so why not share it with you too.

I get some people don’t like Halloumi and I don’t blame you, I wasn’t too keen on it either but to start off with but I love it now. Try this and you’ll really love them. It’s not squeaky or chewy, it’s soft with a crispy, thin batter – what’s not to love?

What is Halloumi?

Halloumi is a cheese traditionally prepared from sheep’s milk in the Greek island of Cyprus and is a soft curd-like cheese free of rennet. It can also be made with goat’s or cow’s milk. Some describe it as a ‘squeaky cheese’

Ingredients

  • Plain Flour (90g)
  • Smoked paprika (2 tsp – optional)
  • Halloumi (2x 225g packs)
  • Sunflower oil – for frying
  • Coriander (optional)
  • Pomegranates (100g – optional)
  • Fat-free natural yogurt (100g – optional)

Chips

Method

  1. Cut the Halloumi into chips
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour and paprika together and lightly coat the Halloumi.
  3. Add oil to a wide, deep, heavy-based pan so it fills around 1 1/2cm of the pan and heat until sizzling.
  4. Place a few pieces of Halloumi in at a time ensuring the oil is covering half of the Halloumi chips and fry for 1-2 mins, turning with tongs continusly until golden and crispy all over.
  5. Transfer to a piece of kitchen roll and repeat with the remaining Halloumi.
  6. Serve with Houmous and a slice of Lemon or dip (see below)

Dip

Method

  1. Place your chips in a bowl or plate of your choice
  2. Take any amount of fat-free, natural yoghurt (it’s really up to you how much you want on) and spread on top in a zig-zag-like motion.
  3. Sprinkle Pomegranates on top
  4. Serve.

OR

  1. Take your Yoghurt and place in bowl
  2. Prepare and chop your coriander
  3. Mix together
  4. Put in serving bowl and serve.

OR just use Houmous.

Would you make this and if you do let me know.

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This recipe was adapted to my tasting from the BBC's website.

18 Comments

  1. 12th October 2017 / 5:42 pm

    These seriously look amazing!! It’s unfair I can’t eat cheese otherwise I would totally make these!!

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  2. 10th October 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I don’t even like haloumi but you’re making me want it so bad 😂

  3. 10th October 2017 / 8:32 am

    This post has made me really hungry!

  4. 9th October 2017 / 8:40 pm

    These look/sound really good, especially with yoghurt and pomegranate. Will definitely have to try them soon x

  5. 9th October 2017 / 10:00 am

    I don’t think I’ve tried Halloumi and if I have then I ate it not knowing what it is. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to cheese, when I was younger I hated it all together and now I only like melted cheese! xx

    • 9th October 2017 / 10:59 pm

      melted cheese is also good 🙂 love it

  6. 8th October 2017 / 7:13 pm

    They are Kelly! 😀 I’ll make any excuse to eat Halloumi, it’s too good

  7. 8th October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    This sounds so good! I woke up this morning really craving halloumi, and now you’ve given me an excuse to get some!

  8. 8th October 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Omg I’ve always wanted to try Halloumi fries- these look awesome 😀 I need to make them!

    • 8th October 2017 / 5:37 pm

      I can never make anything right and so happy these turned out good – so worth it x

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