ingredients
  • Halloumi 1 pound
  • Flour 4 tbsp
  • Paprika 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil for frying 1 cup

If you have never tried Halloumi fries, then you need to give these a try right away. Halloumi is the perfect cheese to fry or grill as it holds its shape perfectly yet cooks to be stretchy and deliciously cheesy. This is a very simple recipe which highlights the flavor of the halloumi and is not at all complicated or difficult to make. While this recipe calls for paprika, you can also try za'atar seasoning or have no seasoning at all in the flour mix- it's up to the chef to choose! Serve these halloumi fries alone or pair them with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce- a spicy dipping sauce seasoned with a sweet chili sauce will add a great kick to this recipe.

  • Cut the halloumi block into strips. This will be the size of the fries so make them a little thicker or thinner depending on your preference.
  • In a small, shallow bowl, mix the flour and paprika.
  • Roll the Halloumi fires in the flour, coating them completely and setting them aside on a clean plate while you work.
  • Heat the oil to about 350 ̊F in a medium sized skillet
  • Working in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan, fry the halloumi for about 2 minutes on each side or until the fries are golden.
  • Remove from the oil and move to a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Serve the fries while hot alone or paired with a dipping sauce!

Tips.

-For an extra flavor addition, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of these fries before serving. They will also taste very refreshing when garnished with freshly diced mint leaves.
-Sour cream mixed with a sweet chili sauce will also make a great dip if you prefer this to the Greek yogurt option mentioned at the beginning of this recipe.
-These fries freeze and reheat well. After frying and cooling, wrap them tightly and freeze for up to one month. Remove from the freezer and reheat in a microwave or oven anytime you'd like a halloumi snack.