Crispy Halloumi Fries (Amazing Appetizer!)

These halloumi fries are perfectly crisp on the outside with a chewy center. An excellent appetizer or party food with sour cream or yogurt dip!
Halloumi Fries Recipe

Craving fries on your low-carb diet?

We all love chips and sweet potato fries but the carb content they contain makes them impossible to fit into a keto diet.

Have no fear — introducing halloumi fries!

A crispy crunch, soft and chewy cheese coated in spicy paprika and almond flour to create the perfect side or appetizer. Quick and easy to make, they’re a great choice on those days you need a delicious snack too!

Delicious keto halloumi fries

Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi cheese is a good source of protein and calcium so it fuels you with good nutrients while you enjoy its squeaky, crunchy texture. Made from goat and sheep’s milk, it’s a semi-hard cheese that is perfect for frying or grilling.

Fried halloumi cheese works great because it has a high melting point making it the ideal cheese for frying and holding its shape. This also makes it a very popular meat substitute for vegetarians or those wanting to cut down on their meat intake.

Fried halloumi cheese

How to Make Halloumi Fries

We’ll be using pan-fried halloumi for this recipe but you can also bake or make them deep-fried. To get started, cut the halloumi cheese into fry-like shapes. I like to make thick slices so that you get a delicious chewy bite each time.

Pan fried halloumi ingredients

In a small mixing bowl combine the paprika and almond flour. Roll the halloumi fries in the paprika mixture so that they’re coated evenly.

In a wide pan heat your sunflower oil over medium heat and fry the halloumi fries until golden brown. This should take around 2-3 minutes and you’ll want to keep turning them to make sure they’re evenly cooked.

Fried halloumi cheese for halloumi fries

Transfer the halloumi fries onto a plate lined with kitchen paper/paper towel to absorb all the excess oil. Sprinkle the fries with salt and serve hot with your favorite low-carb dip. Full-fat sour cream and low-carb Greek yogurt go well with these delicious halloumi fries!

Halloumi fries with delicious dip

More Cheesy Low-Carb Appetizers and Sides

  • Goat Cheese CroquettesStuffed with two types of cheese for a perfectly crispy outside and soft and gooey inside that everyone will love!
  • Cheesy Roasted Green Beanscoated with creamy garlic sauce and topped with Parmesan and Mozzarella then perfectly roasted until golden brown – the BEST side dish!
  • Feta Stuffed Mushrooms – Classic stuffed button mushrooms loaded with bacon, spring onions and feta cheese.
Best Halloumi Fries

Halloumi Fries

Halloumi fries are a crispy crunch with soft and chewy cheese coated in spicy paprika and almond flour to create the perfect appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 466kcal


  • 1 lb Halloumi Cheese cut into fries
  • 4 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour with the paprika.
  • Coat the Halloumi sticks evenly with the mixture.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a wide pan and fry the sticks for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and evenly cooked.
  • Transfer on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil and sprinkle with salt. Serve hot.


Net Carbs: 2.5g


Nutrition Facts
Halloumi Fries
Amount Per Serving (4 fries)
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 17.6g110%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 585mg25%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17.4g35%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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