I love food. I love to eat food, I love to cook food, it's just one of life's greatest pleasures in my humble opinion. I'm no food writer, and I'm by no means a chef but after seeing countless pictures of halloumi fries on my newsfeed I simply needed to try them IMMEDIATELY.
Unfortunately Camden Market is a bit too far away for me to just drop in at the weekend to pick up a punnet of these ubiquitous street food favourites so I decided to take matters into my own hands. The result was a roaring success (see above photo as evidence).
They could not have been easier to make so I thought I'd just write down the basics here should you find yourself with a craving for deep fried cheese this weekend.
Serves: 1 greedy person, 2 normal people, 3 nibblers
-1 x block of Halloumi
-Plain flour (about 50g)
-Garnish of your choice (I went with fresh mint, pomegranate molasses and garlic sauce)
-Mix about a teaspoon of paprika into the plain flour and pour onto a plate
-Cut the halloumi into chip sized pieces and roll in the flour until coated evenly
-Fill a deep casserole dish with vegetable oil (make sure there is enough oil to cover the halloumi once you put it in to fry)
-Once the oil is nice and hot drop in your halloumi and fry until golden and crispy
-Fry the chips in batches and then drain on kitchen roll before topping with whatever you fancy and eating the hell out of them.
YOU ARE WELCOME.