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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Halloumi fries with avocado dip

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5 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

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