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Crispy Halloumi Fries In The Air Fryer

Crispy halloumi fries cooked in the air fryer? Yes, please! Say goodbye to greasy fingers and soggy skins – and make way for crispy halloumi fries cooked entirely in your air fryer! Sound exciting, but not sure how this could be possible. Trust us – we can show you just how easy (and tasty!) these crispy halloumi fries are with our tried-and-true tips and tricks. So grab your ingredients, fire up that air fryer, and get ready to enjoy some deliciously crunchy goodness.

halloumi fries for the air fryer uk recipe

Your New Favorite Snack – Delicious, Crispy Halloumi Fries

Get ready to fall in love with your new favourite snack: crispy, golden brown halloumi fries! These mouthwatering delights combine the irresistible texture of a classic French fry with the unique, savoury flavour of halloumi cheese. Perfect for entertaining guests or satisfying your own cravings, halloumi fries are sure to become a staple in your kitchen.


What You Need To Make Halloumi Fries

  • 325 g Halloumi (or 1 pack)
  • 60 g Flour – I used cornflour, but any kind will do – preferably white flour.
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Granules (or powder)
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)
  • Vegetable Oil (to brush on the halloumi)

Do you want sauce for your halloumi fries? Check out my dipping sauce for halloumi fries recipe to make them extra tasty!

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The Benefits of Making Your Own Air Fryer Halloumi Fries

Making your own halloumi fries in an air fryer offers numerous benefits, both in terms of taste and health. The air fryer’s high heat and rapid air circulation ensure that your halloumi fries will be perfectly crispy on the outside while remaining tender and melty on the inside.

Plus, by using an air fryer instead of deep-frying, you’ll significantly reduce the amount of oil needed, making your homemade halloumi fries a healthier and guilt-free alternative to traditional fried snacks.


Step-by-Step Guide for Making Perfectly Crispy Halloumi Fries

  • First, cut the halloumi into 1cm slices, then cut into sticks. Pat dry with a kitchen towel and brush lightly with some vegetable oil.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Dip the halloumi sticks into the flour until fully covered. Give it a shake and dip again to make sure it’s covered, then shake again. Repeat with the rest of the sticks.
  • Set the air fryer to 200℃. Place the halloumi fries in the air fryer, being careful not to overlap and cook for 8 minutes, turning halfway.
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Ideas for Serving and Enjoying Homemade Halloumi Fries

Homemade halloumi fries can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, making them a versatile addition to any meal or gathering. Serve them alongside a selection of dipping sauces, such as:

  • Tzatziki,
  • Spicy mayonnaise
  • Sweet chilli sauce

Alternatively, you can use your crispy halloumi fries as a creative topping for salads, wraps, or even burgers, adding a deliciously satisfying crunch to each bite.


Tips and Tricks for Perfectly Crispy-on-the-Outside, Soft-on-the-Inside Every Time

To achieve perfectly crispy halloumi fries with a soft and melty interior, follow these simple tips and tricks.

First, be sure to pat the halloumi dry with a paper towel before cutting it into fries; this will help ensure a crispy exterior.

When air frying, avoid overcrowding the basket to allow for even cooking and optimal crispiness.

Finally, experiment with different seasonings and spices to find your ideal flavour combination, and don’t forget to flip the fries halfway through cooking for a consistently crispy texture throughout.

FAQ’s

What is halloumi cheese?

Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened cheese originating from Cyprus. It has a unique texture that allows it to retain its shape when cooked, making it perfect for frying or grilling. Halloumi has a slightly salty flavour and a squeaky, chewy texture when eaten.

Can I make halloumi fries without an air fryer?

Yes, you can also make halloumi fries by pan-frying or baking them in the oven. However, using an air fryer provides a healthier option with less oil and achieves a consistently crispy texture.

How long do homemade halloumi fries last?

Homemade halloumi fries are best enjoyed immediately after cooking, as they tend to lose their crispiness over time. However, if you need to store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To reheat, use an air fryer, oven, or toaster oven to restore their crispiness.

Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?

Halloumi cheese is unique in its ability to withstand high temperatures without melting, making it ideal for frying. Other cheeses may not hold up well during the cooking process. However, you could try using another firm, non-melting cheese like paneer or queso de freír as a substitute.

Are halloumi fries suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, halloumi fries are suitable for vegetarians, as they are made from cheese, which is a vegetarian ingredient. However, be sure to check the packaging of the halloumi cheese you purchase, as some brands may use animal-derived rennet in the production process. Look for brands labelled as vegetarian-friendly to ensure no animal-derived ingredients are used.

Can I make halloumi fries gluten-free?

Yes, you can make gluten-free halloumi fries by using gluten-free flour or a gluten-free breadcrumb alternative for coating the fries before cooking. Ensure that any spices, seasonings, or dipping sauces you use are also gluten-free.

halloumi fries for the air fryer uk recipe

Crispy Halloumi Fries In The Air Fryer

Rachel
Cooked to perfection air fryer halloumi fries
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 3
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 325 g Halloumi (or 1 pack)
  • 60 g Flour
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Granules (or powder)
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)
  • Vegetable Oil (to brush on the halloumi)

Instructions
 

  • First, cut the halloumi into 1cm slices, then cut into sticks. Pat dry with kitchen towel and brush lightly with some vegetable oil.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • Dip the halloumi sticks into the flour until fully covered. Give it a shake and dip again to make sure it's covered then shake again. Repeat with the rest of the sticks.
  • Set the air fryer to 200℃. Place the halloumi fries in the air fryer being careful not to overlap and cook for 8 minutes, turning half way.
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Nutrition

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 26gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1301mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 1089mgIron: 1mg
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