“This is a very simple recipe, but one that really delivers on flavour. Bang-for-buck it doesn’t get much better than this. Any of you who’ve bought pre-made halloumi fries in the past will know how expensive they can be, and this homemade version will cost you little more than the price of the cheese itself. I’ve kept the spicing simple as I think the crispy halloumi strands up perfectly on its own, but you can experiment until your heart’s content with different flavours.”
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
1 pack of halloumi
1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
50g plain flour
100ml soured cream
A small handful of chopped coriander
Juice of ½ lime
Cut the halloumi block up into chip-shaped strips of about 2cm square at the ends. Put the flour, smoked paprika into a bowl with a pinch of sea salt and a crack of black pepper.
Toss the halloumi in the flour until each chip is completely coated. Next, fill a deep non-stick frying pan 1cm deep with rapeseed oil and turn up to a high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully place the fries into the pan and cook for 3 minutes, then turn them over and cook for a further 3 minutes.
When the chips have cooked they will be golden brown on the outside and soft in the middle. Remove them from the pan and place each chip onto a piece of kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil.
To make the dip, simply add the soured cream to a bowl and mix in the coriander, lime juice and a small pinch of sea salt. Dip and enjoy.