Crispy Halloumi Fries served hot in a pot
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5 from 4 votes

Extra Crispy Halloumi Fries

These homemade halloumi fries are double dipped in panko breadcrumbs for an extra crispy finish. Just be warned - these Crispy Halloumi Fries are crazy addictive!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Finger Food
Cuisine: Cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Chris Collins

Ingredients

  • 2 blocks (225g/10oz each) Halloumi
  • 2-3 cups / (500-750ml) Vegetable/Sunflower/Canola Oil
  • 2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten
  • 2 heaped tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Instructions

  • Slice your blocks of halloumi into 6 equal chunks. (12 in total)
  • Line up 3 bowls: first one is your flour and smoked paprika, second is your beaten eggs and lastly is your breadcrumbs. Coat your fries with the flour/smoked paprika, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, back into the egg, and finish in the breadcrumbs again. Repeat for all fries.
  • Heat up your oil in a suitably sized pot and drop a piece of batter in. If it begins to sizzle, you're good to go. If it sinks to the bottom, heat for a couple more minutes.
  • Deep fry in batches for a few minutes until golden and/or the cheese just begins to leak.
  • Lay on a paper towel before serving!

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Notes

a) Salt - As you can see, I've left salt out of the recipe. Halloumi tends to be fairly salty, so personally I feel they don't need any added salt. However, if you think you want to add more, I'd wait until they're fried, taste test, then add more as necessary. 
 
b) Panko Breadcrumbs - You will find these at most regular grocery stores, but certainly at an Asian grocery store. You can sub regular breadcrumbs, but you're fries won't end up quite as crispy and crunchy.
 
c) Deep Frying - You don't want the oil smoking hot (literally) because the outside will cook in seconds and the centre will still be solid. Like I mentioned in the method, just hot enough for the cheese to cause rapid bubbles. 

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.97g | Protein: 22.6g | Fat: 23.95g | Saturated Fat: 9.986g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.658g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.506g | Trans Fat: 0.547g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 2.12g | Vitamin A: 2050IU | Calcium: 540mg | Iron: 2.2mg