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Halloumi Fries Recipe

Halloumi is a cheese that’s known for its high melting point and squeaky texture. It’s been around for centuries, but now it’s being used in all kinds of dishes – like these halloumi fries!

There are plenty of different ways to prepare and cook halloumi, but today I am going to be sharing my step by step guide to frying halloumi and turning them into delicious halloumi fries!

If you love halloumi, you’ll also love my halloumi burger recipe or my halloumi tray bake!

halloumi fries being dipped into a sauce

So what are halloumi fries? They’re made by slicing a block of halloumi into thin fry shaped strips and then coating them with flour, egg and bread crumbs before frying them to crispy perfection.

If you don’t want to fry them you could also cook them in an oven, or, an air fryer.

What You Need To Make Halloumi Fries

halloumi fries ingredients

To make halloumi fries you need: halloumi, beaten egg, flour, oil (if frying) and optionally some spice to such as paprika to mix in with the flour.

If you want to make breaded halloumi fries to cook in the oven you can add in some breadcrumbs.

halloumi, flour and beaten egg

Start by mixing any spices or seasoning in with the flour and slicing the halloumi up into fry shaped strips using a sharp knife.

Next, roll the halloumi into the beaten egg so that they are completely covered, ready for rolling in the flour.

Using some tongs, dredge the egg covered halloumi stick through the flour so that it is completely coated.

halloumi rolled in flour and held up with tongs

Continue the process until all the halloumi sticks are covered in egg and flour. If you are baking them in an oven you can also roll them through some breadcrumbs.

halloumi sticks rolled in flour

If you are frying the halloumi fries, use a wide and deep-sided heavy-based pan to heat up the oil. Sunflower oil is a good option, fill the pan up to about 2cm in depth. Once the oil is sizzling hot add a few halloumi sticks at a time, using the tongs to put them in and move them about. Repeat with the remaining halloumi until they are all crisp – it should only take 1-2 minutes for each stick.

If you would rather oven bake them (remember to also use breadcrumbs too), preheat the oven to 180C and lay them out on a baking tray/sheet. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden.

Halloumi fries with dip

What To Serve With Halloumi Fries?

Halloumi fries taste great on their own, or dipped into some of your favourite sauces and dips! Try sweet chilli sauce, sweet and sour sauce or some garlic dip.

dipping halloumi fry in sauce

How Long Do Halloumi Fries Last?

Halloumi fries are best enjoyed straight from the oven or frying pan, but they can be eaten cold if you have some leftovers. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can chop them up and serve them in a halloumi salad.

halloumi fries recipe

Halloumi Fries Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Halloumi fries are a great way to enjoy this delicious cheese. Fried or oven-baked and then dipped in your favourite sauce or dip!


  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 300g of halloumi cheese, cut into sticks
  • Sunflower oil for frying


  1. Mix the flour and smoked paprika together in a bowl.
  2. Dip the halloumi sticks in the beaten egg before rolling them through the flour. Do this one by one, putting each one to the side.
  3. Heat the sunflower oil up in a deep-sided pan. It will need to be about 2cm in depth. Once the oil is sizzling hot cook the coated halloumi sticks, a few at a time. Take care as you add them to the oil - use tongs to lift them in and out. It should take about 2 minutes to cook each one.
  4. Serve with your favourite sauce or dip!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

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Friday 1st of October 2021

Def going to try this. Could I use coconut flour?

Liana Green

Friday 1st of October 2021

Hi Lesley - I've not tried it myself but I don't see why not - let me know how you get on!

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