Halloumi fries with avocado dip

Halloumi fries with avocado dip

Forget everything you think you know about halloumi cheese and let us introduce you to an improved, crunchier and crispier version of this delicacy. Salty halloumi fries with an irresistibly creamy avocado dip. A divine low-carb snack or a full meal? You decide!

Halloumi fries with avocado dip

Forget everything you think you know about halloumi cheese and let us introduce you to an improved, crunchier and crispier version of this delicacy. Salty halloumi fries with an irresistibly creamy avocado dip. A divine low-carb snack or a full meal? You decide!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. 175 g halloumi cheese
  • oil for frying*
Avocado dip
  • 1 1 avocadoavocados
  • ½ cup 125 ml sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 1 1 garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp hot sauce or tabasco
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Mash coarsely with a fork.
  2. Mix avocado with sour cream (or crème fraiche) and the rest of the ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside until serving.
  3. Cut the halloumi lengthwise into sticks. Wipe them thoroughly with paper towels, otherwise they will splash when you put them in the oil.
  4. Heat the oil to approximately 350°F (180°C) in your deep fryer or frying pan with high edges. The temperature is good if it sizzles properly when you add the halloumi. If you're using a frying pan, it's enough to use as much oil as needed to cover about half the height of the halloumi sticks when you put them in the pan.
  5. Fry the sticks on each side for a few minutes. They are ready when they are golden brown and crispy on all sides. Dip and enjoy!

Tip!

Eat them while they are still hot. Then they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Once it gets cold, the halloumi becomes hard and rubbery. In that case, you can cut the sticks into pieces and use them instead of bread croutons.

*What kind of oil should I use when I deep-fry?

We recommend that you use a heat stable oil low in omega-6 for example coconut oil (not virgin), avocado oil, ghee or lard as your number one choice.

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16 comments

  1. Sam O
    Why not virgin coconut oil? What is cilantro?
    Reply: #2
  2. Brenda
    Cilantro is also known as coriander, or sometimes Chinese parsley. As a fresh herb, it's often found in Mexican and Asian cooking; the dried seed is also used in spice blends in many world cuisines.

    This recipe looks yummy-- I look forward to trying it, although the only haloumi I've found locally (northern California) was at Whole Foods, and it was super expensive!

  3. Brett
    I'd be guessing that would be ok, but would leave a coconut flavour unless you used the refined one which has no odour.
  4. Victoria
    My local store was out of halloumi cheese and suggested Carr Farms Bread Cheese which is similar to Juustoleipa. It was fabulous :)
  5. Ewa
    I love avocado dip its just so delicious I'm not fun of guacamole or cilantro but i love this dip it's just perfect nothing more nothing less
  6. Duane
    Super quick and tasty!
    I cooked in macadamia oil with sour cream/avo mix.. nothing else and even that was scrumptious!
    I'll definetely be doing it again and maybe with some chilli
  7. Natalie
    Sooooo good! Did not have any cilantro but it was still fabulous! I also only had virgin coconut oil and it turned out perfect! Really felt like I was indulging eating this! A real treat!
  8. Katie Roderick
    Can you freeze the dip please?
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you freeze the dip please?

    Freezing and thawing cheese/dairy can sometimes be a problem as the texture of the cheese may change as it thaws.

  10. Graham
    Can you make these and then reheat in the oven later?
    Reply: #11
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you make these and then reheat in the oven later?

    They may lose their crispiness when reheated.

  12. Marian
    This recipe is spectacular! It’s a tie with hemp heart keto falafels for my favorite keto food ever!!
    Comfort food level 10!!!
  13. Gil
    Not too bad of a recipe :) Sure is filling :) I used avocado oil, all I had. This the CLOSEST recipe that clones a french fry :) The texture is perfect. Something missing is the avocado dip, not sure what :)
  14. Ian
    I'm wondering if you can use an air fryer for this?
  15. Jill
    I have made these but just fried the Halloumi in butter in a shallow frying pan delicious!
  16. Sarah Hart
    This was awesome! So good I went back and made some more...

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