Fried Halloumi Recipe with Tartare Sauce

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



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


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


  • 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


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

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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