Make these super easy and popular fried halloumi bites with just 3 ingredients – halloumi cheese, flour, and oil. They’re such a quick and easy appetizer or party snack, and they never fail to impress!
Cut the halloumi cheese into cubes about 1 inch square (exact size doesn’t matter though).
9 ounces halloumi cheese
Spread the flour out on a plate and roll the halloumi cubes in it while they’re still wet.
3 tablespoons flour
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).
Lift the bites out of the oil with a slotted metal spoon, and serve in bowls with sweet chili sauce and Greek yogurt (if you like).
sweet chili sauce, Greek yogurt
How much halloumi you need: 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!Cutting the halloumi: 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!How to know when they're cooked: 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.