Life-changing fried halloumi bites

Life-changing fried halloumi bites

Make these addictive fried halloumi bites with just 3 ingredients – halloumi cheese, flour, and oil. They’re such a quick and easy appetizer, and never fail to impress!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy appetizer, fried halloumi, halloumi, halloumi cheese, halloumi fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5 as a light appetizer
Calories 214 kcal
Author Helen


  • 9 ounces halloumi cheese usually 1 package – exact weight really doesn’t matter
  • 2 tablespoons flour or a little more if you need it
  • vegetable oil for frying I usually fill a medium saucepan to a depth of about half an inch

for dipping

  • sweet chili sauce
  • Greek yoghurt
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  1. Cut the halloumi cheese into cubes about 1 inch square (exact size doesn’t matter though).
  2. Spread the flour out on a plate and roll the halloumi cubes in it while they’re still wet.
  3. Heat up the oil in a medium saucepan until the end of the halloumi sizzles when dipped into it. Then, carefully lower the halloumi bites into the oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until deep golden and crunchy-looking (you might have to do this in 2 or more batches).
  4. Lift the bites out of the oil with a slotted metal spoon, and serve in bowls with sweet chili sauce and Greek yoghurt (if you like).

Recipe Notes

1 regular sized ‘log’ of halloumi cheese makes enough of these delicious bites to serve 4 to 5 as a light appetizer or amuse bouche. Make another batch if you think your guests will want more than a few each!

I’ve stated in the recipe to cut the halloumi into 1 inch squares, but the exact size really doesn’t matter. Just cut them to the size you think you might like them!

For the best ‘crunch factor’, these fried halloumi bites should look like slightly overcooked fries. This way, they should stay crunchy for quite a while, even when fully cooled.

If you prefer, make halloumi fries instead. The method is exactly the same as you see in the video in this post. Just cut the halloumi into fry shapes instead. 

Nutrition Facts
Life-changing fried halloumi bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Sodium 765mg32%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 638mg64%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.