This is a an updated Halloumi Fries Recipe. It is a quick and easy recipe made with seasoned flour and served with sour cream. I along with everyone else first fell in love with them at Camden Market via Oli Baba’s stall.
The spices I used to coat the fries are smoked paprika, garlic and cayenne. This spice mixture is combined with the flour to give the fries a kick. They are not very spicy though. The kids love these and my son hates spice!
Homemade Halloumi Fries
Who doesn’t love Halloumi? Halloumi Fries though are a whole new level of delicious. They are so easy to make too. Most recipes give Halloumi Fries a middle eastern twist with Sumac and Zataar, a yoghurt sauce and Pomegranate Aerials too. This recipe is different. It is very simple but equally as divine.
Halloumi has a high melting point, which makes it perfect for frying, baking and cooking. It retains it’s shape well whilst being soft in the middle.
The BEST Halloumi Fries
This is quite a claim right but I love these fries. Halloumi fries are often find without the coating and then topped with spiced yoghurt. Here I coat them in a spiced flour and deep fry, which results in a gorgeous crunchy flavoured exterior and a heavenly soft interior.
In this recipe I double dunk the fries in egg, then spiced flour, then back in the egg and finish in the flour mix again. This builds up a really gorgeous crunchy exterior to the fries.
How to make Halloumi fries
- Cut Halloumi in half and then chop into fries.
- Coat in egg.
- Mix flour with garlic, smoked paprika and cayenne.
- Dunk the fries in flour, then the egg again and then back into the flour.
- Deep fry.
You can shallow fry these fries but I honestly think they taste better deep fried. But….it is up to you how you fry them. Deep frying ensures that they are crips all over and they are no soggy parts at all.
Serving Halloumi Fries
When it comes to what to serve with halloumi fries, I usually plate them up alongside a sour cream dip. You can also make a yoghurt dip with lemon, harissa, zataar and sumac and top with pomegranate. This is how they are more commonly made.
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Halloumi Fries Recipe
Crunchy Halloumi Fries with a Garlic, Smoked Paprika and Cayenne Coating, topped with Sour Cream.
- 500 g Halloumi 2 Blocks, cut into 12 fries each
- 125 g Plain Flour
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 3 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Egg Beaten
- 1 l Vegetable Oil For deep frying
- Sour Cream
Pat the Halloumi fry with paper towels and chop into 24 fries.
In a large plate combine the flour, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic. Mix well.
Coat the Halloumi in the egg, then in the flour, then back in the egg, then back into the flour.
Add the oil ito a medium sauce pan over a high heat. Once ready, add the Halloumi Fries to the oil and fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Smother in sour cream and serve!
You can change the toppings and spices as per your preference. Yoghurt can be spiced with lemon and harisaa and the Hallpumi can be topped with Zataar and Sumac.
Nutritional Info is an estimate.