Halloumi Chips

Halloumi… what a cheese! After a discussion the other day I have decided that along with mozzarella and taleggio, halloumi is firmly in my top three cheeses. As a lover of a wide range of cheeses, choosing a top three was not an easy task, but I feel quite content with my final choices. For now anyway…

Despite being a big fan of this cheese, it wasn’t until a few of months ago that I tried my very first halloumi chip. I was at a wedding and shortly after the ceremony a range of delicious canapés began floating around. After grabbing what I believed to be a regular chunky chip, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was in fact holding a piece of fried halloumi in my hand instead. And from that moment, these tasty sticks of crispy cheese were born. It may all sound a bit cheesy, but BRIElieve me, they’re grate!

photo of halloumi fries


(Makes around 10 fries)

250g halloumi, cut into chips
50g plain flour
2 tsps paprika
Vegetable oil
Fresh red chilli, chopped
Fresh coriander, chopped
Fresh black pepper
Kitchen paper


  1. In a bowl mix the flour and paprika together, then use to lightly coat the halloumi sticks.
  2. Heat oil in a wide, deep, heavy-based pan (enough to shallow fry) until it begins to bubble. Add a few pieces of halloumi at a time and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Remove and transfer to some kitchen paper and repeat with the remaining halloumi sticks.
  3. Sprinkle with chilli, coriander and fresh black pepper, and that’s it! Serve with your favourite dip or sauce.


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