Sesame honey halloumi fries X Sainsbury’s Magazine

Halloumi fries are really popular. You can serve them as a side or snack with drinks, or in wraps with salad and salsa as a vegetarian main.

Sesame honey halloumi fries X Sainsbury's Magazine
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 2 x 250g packs halloumi
  • 75g sesame seeds
  • 75g plain flour
  • about 1 litre vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tbsp clear honey, preferably Greek
  • ½ x 30g pack flat-leaf parsley
  1. Cut each block of halloumi into 12 fingers. The easiest way to do this is to halve each one horizontally, to make 2 thinner blocks, then cut each of these into 6.
  2. Tip the sesame seeds onto a plate and the flour into a shallow bowl. Roll each finger of halloumi in the sesame seeds, pressing down a little to help them stick. Dip the fries into the flour to coat, and put on a plate, ready to fry.
  3. Place a large, wide saucepan over a medium-high heat and pour in 2-3cm depth of vegetable oil. Once hot, fry the halloumi in batches for about 1 minute until golden brown, turning to colour evenly. Using a slotted spoon, remove the halloumi from the pan onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain. Quite a lot of sesame seeds will drop off into the oil, so scoop these out with a spoon in between batches so they don’t burn and affect the flavour.
  4. Serve the warm halloumi fries on a platter, drizzled with honey and scattered with parsley.

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