Check out these 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 offers the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture!
This Fried Halloumi recipe is…
- An easy appetizer or side dish
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 for Fried Halloumi
Slice Cheese Evenly
When you are making these 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 sticks, you will find they may stay pale in color. Spritzing them with oil helps create their golden crust.
Variations to Fried Halloumi
If you don’t want to use almond flour or breadcrumbs, use pork rinds instead. You can buy them pre-crumbled or you can crush them up yourself. Then just use the crushed rinds to batter the cheese.
I made an avocado dipping sauce to go with my crispy halloumi fries. You can choose to eat your fried halloumi plain or dipped in avocado sauce, ranch dressing, marinara, or any other sauce!
Type of Flour
If you are not gluten-free or low-carb, you can use an all-purpose flour.
Fried Halloumi FAQs
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 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 until you're ready to finish them.
Can you freeze 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.
- 1 ¼ cup almond flour or panko breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 18 oz halloumi cheese
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour or coconut 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!
- You could make these fries in an Air Fryer; just make sure not to overlap them on the trays. Cook halloumi sticks at 400°F for 8–10 minutes.
- To make this recipe keto-friendly and gluten-free, use almond flour in place of the panko breadcrumbs and coconut flour in place of the all purpose flour.