Check out this delicious Fried Halloumi - the perfect fried cheese. Coated with flour and fried to golden crispy texture, these halloumi fries are crunchy and gooey. I paired these halloumi cheese fries with an avocado dipping sauce that melts in your mouth!
If you are a fan of halloumi, you have to try it baked. Baked halloumi is a bit lighter but offers the same crunchy, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth texture!
This Fried Halloumi recipe is:
- An easy appetizer or side dish
- And totally delicious!
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How to Make Fried Halloumi
- Start by preheating your oven as directed and prep the pan.
- Slice the cheese into sticks and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix coconut flour and paprika, and set aside.
- Beat egg with salt.
- Dip cheese sticks in flour, then egg, then flour again. Place on a baking sheet.
- Bake as directed. As the cheese sticks are baking, make up your sauce.
- Serve warm and enjoy.
Tips & Tricks
Slice Cheese Evenly
When you are making these halloumi cheese sticks, make sure to slice the cheese evenly. Even slices will ensure that the cheese cooks through evenly. Otherwise, you can run the risk of some getting over-baked and others being under-cooked.
Golden Brown Texture
Spritz the cheese sticks with cooking spray to give them a golden brown color. When baking the halloumi sticks, you will find they may stay pale in color. Spritzing them with oil helps create that golden crust.
Type of Flour
If you are not following a gluten-free or low-carb diet, you can use an all-purpose flour in place of the almond flour used in this recipe.
Air Fryer Option
You could make these halloumi fries in an Air Fryer also. Just make sure not to overlap them on the trays. Cook halloumi sticks at 400°F for 8–10 minutes.
How do I make my cheese sticks golden brown?
If you find your halloumi cheese sticks are not turning golden brown, you can lightly baste them with oil or spray them with a cooking spray. Brushing your halloumi with oil will help to golden up the breading.
Do halloumi cheese sticks store well?
These baked halloumi cheese sticks are best served fresh. If you don't eat them all right away, you can refrigerate the leftovers. Simply store your extra halloumi fries in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days, until you're ready to finish them.
Can you freeze halloumi cheese sticks?
Go right ahead and freeze any halloumi cheese sticks you don't eat right away. Just place them in an airtight container and freeze up to 2–3 months.
Then when you want to cook your cheese sticks, preheat the oven and bake halloumi until warmed through and golden brown in color.
More Halloumi Recipes
If you love this recipe, be sure to check out these other delicious vegetarian ideas:
- Grilled Halloumi and Vegetables
- Vegetarian Grilled Foil Packets with Halloumi
- Chermoula Veggie Kebabs with Halloumi
- 1 ¼ cup almond flour or panko breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 18 oz halloumi cheese
- ⅓ cup coconut flour or all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Avocado Mayo Dipping Sauce
- 1 ripe avocado
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Prepare a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper or sprayed with olive oil.
- Slice halloumi into 30 sticks.
- Place coconut flour in a small bowl, and mix in the smoked paprika.
- Beat one of the eggs and add ½ tsp of salt. You may or may not need the second egg; that’s why it is best to just start with one.
- Place the almond flour in another small bowl.
- Coat the halloumi sticks first in the coconut flour mixture, then shake them to remove any excess.
- Then dip cheese sticks in the beaten egg. Finally, roll them in almond flour until they are well coated.
- Place the halloumi sticks onto the baking sheet and drizzle 2 tbsp of olive oil over the top.
- Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown.
- To make the avocado mayonnaise, just mix the ingredients together and enjoy!