Halloumi is a firm, salty cheese which is amazing when fried. As it has a high melting point, it's one of the best cheeses to make fries with. Forget mozzarella or cheddar fries, these are superior.

I serve my halloumi fries with aioli which is essentially like garlic mayonnaise. However, it's conventionally served with thai sweet chilli sauce. Who cares about the details when they taste so good...


Serves 3-4 people

  • 2 blocks of halloumi (with chilli in or plain)
  • A few handfuls of plain flour
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2tsp chilli powder
  • Your preferred oil for deep-frying


  • Cut up the halloumi into sticks about 1.5cm by 1.5cm.
  • Mix together some flour, the paprika and the chilli powder.
  • Roll around each halloumi stick in the flour. Once evenly coated, put aside ready for frying.
  • In a deep-fryer or a pan deep enough for frying, get the oil to 190°C
  • Fry until they become a golden colour, then place on some kitchen towel to soak up some of the oil to make them seem healthier and less greasy.



You could cut your halloumi length ways instead, resulting in more fry-like shape but less fry count to serve.