Halloumi fries with salt and vinegar

Halloumi salt and vinegar fries with tartare sauce

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Try these quick, easy and moreish halloumi fries. Deep-fried for extra crunch, they're an absolute cheese sensation. Dip them into our homemade tartare sauce for the ultimate weekend snack

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Ingredients

  • sunflower oil for frying
  • halloumi 2 x 250g blocks
  • cider vinegar 1 1/2 tsp
  • sea salt 1 heaped tsp

Batter

  • plain flour 75g
  • cornflour 75g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • ground turmeric a pinch
  • sparkling water 200ml

Tartare sauce

  • mayonnaise 75g
  • soured cream 50g
  • English mustard powder 1/2 tsp
  • parsley 2 tbsp, chopped
  • gherkin 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • pickled onion 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • lemon 1/2, juiced

To serve

  • gherkins

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the batter, mix the flours, baking powder and turmeric in a bowl, keep 3 tbsp of the mixture for later. Gradually whisk in the water to the bowl to form a smooth, lump-free batter. Leave to rest for about 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Mix together all the tartare sauce ingredients and season with salt.

  • Step 3

    Fill a large, deep pan no more than 1/3 full with oil. Heat to 180C, or until a drop of batter sizzles and crisps straight away.

  • Step 4

    Slice the halloumi into 1cm-thick fingers and pat them dry with kitchen paper, then toss in the reserved flour mixture to coat on all sides.

  • Step 5

    One by one, dip each halloumi slice into the batter, then carefully lower into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden brown and crisp. Drain onto kitchen paper and keep warm in a low oven while you fry the rest.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle over the cider vinegar followed by the salt. Eat straight away with tartare sauce and extra gherkins.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 779
  • Fat 56.4g
  • Saturates 24.1g
  • Carbs 34.9g
  • Sugars 3.6g
  • Fibre 1.1g
  • Protein 32.2g
  • Salt 6.3g
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