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halloumi fries on a plate with a dipping sauce.

Halloumi Fries with Dipping sauce

Your vegetarian party food is not complete without these crispy and golden halloumi fries with sweet chili mayo served as an appetizer. Halloumi sticks tossed in simple seasoned flour and then fried until crispy and golden on the outside.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 266 kcal


  • 15 ounces Halloumi cheese (450g)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • vegetable oil for frying about 1 cup

Sweet chili mayo dip ingredients

  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Make the seasoned flour: in a shallow bowl, combine all purpose flour, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin and mix to combine.
  • Cut the cheese: Slice the halloumi cheese lengthwise to about ½ inch thick log or bite sizes and place on a kitchen paper.
  • Roll the halloumi sticks in the seasoned flour and place on a dry plate
  • Heat up the oil: heat up vegetable oil on medium high heat until hot and shimmering. Carefully add the halloumi sticks into the oil and fry in batches until golden and crispy on the outside. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked fries to a plate lined with a kitchen paper to drain excess oil. repeat the process until you have exhausted the fries.
  • Serve immediately with sweet chilli mayo dipping sauce.


  • You can double or triple this recipe accordingly.
  • Avoid overcrowding the cheese as it would lower the temperature of the cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/365F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and crispy. Use low-fat halloumi cheese for a healthier option.
  • These cheese fries are best served warm so avoid making them ahead.
Air fryer halloumi fries
Cut the halloumi into small cubes (bite sizes) or lengthwise into chip sizes, pat dry to drain excess oil. Spray halloumi with cooking oil, you only need a little to coat the fries so don’t overdo it.
Make the seasoning flour dredge and coat the cheese in it. Preheat the air fryer at 180C/365F for 3 minutes.
Place the fries in the air fryer basket in a single layer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through until it is golden and crispy. Serve warm with any dip of choice.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 17gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 851mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 718mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer halloumi, halloumi fries, halloumi sticks
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