This is a really quick recipe for Cajun spiced halloumi fries. Crunchy on the outside, but soft and slightly melting on the inside, they are rather moreish and should probably come with a warning.
I don’t have a deep fat fryer, these are shallow fried in batches and then finished off in the oven so they are all ready at the same time.
I bought some halloumi with chilli in as we like things hot and I served the fries with a spicy salsa too, but plain halloumi, served with yoghurt is a milder alternative.
2 packs of halloumi cheese – I used halloumi with chilli
3tbs plain/all-purpose flour
1-2tbs Cajun seasoning
2-3tbs sunflower oil for frying
Handful of coriander
1-2 chillies, thinly sliced
Salsa for serving
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/430°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
Mix the flour and Cajun seasoning together in a dish.
Slice the halloumi lengthways then again down the middle to cut them into fries and turn in the seasoned flour. Tap off any excess coating back into the dish.
Heat the oil and fry the cheese for 2-3 minutes, turning until each side is crisp and golden. Place on the lined baking sheet and continue until all the fries are ready.
Bake for 5-7 minutes in the hot oven while you chop the coriander and slice the chillies. They are ready when they are sizzling, piping hot and crisp. Place onto paper towels to absorb any excess oil before sprinkling over the chopped herbs and chilli.
Serve immediately with spicy salsa for dipping and enjoy with drinks