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Air fryer halloumi fries.
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Air Fryer Halloumi Fries

These crispy, delicious air fryer halloumi fries are one of my favorite side dishes. With a breaded exterior, and soft cheese on the inside, this is a popular appetizer or side every time it’s served.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: air fryer, halloumi
Servings: 4
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap




  • Slice the halloumi into thick fries.
  • Crack the egg into a bowl, and whisk until it’s combined. In another bowl, add the breadcrumbs, salt and garlic powder.
  • Use a fork to dip each halloumi stick individually into the whisked egg, then into the breadcrumbs. The cheese should be coated with the breading on all sides. Repeat with each fry.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 180 °C/ 355 °F. Then, add the breaded halloumi sticks to the air fryer basket. Make sure to leave room between each stick to allow the halloumi to cook evenly.
  • Air fry the halloumi fries for 8-10 minutes, turning them once halfway through the cooking time. Serve them immediately while they are still hot.


Is this recipe allergy friendly? – This is a nut free and soy free recipe. It is also vegetarian and suitable for multiple diets.
Can I make this with other types of cheese? – Halloumi is not a traditional cheese, as it does not melt. You could try substituting it with paneer, or with mozzarella cheese sticks.


Leftover halloumi fries can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that the breading tends to soften, and the cheese will harden after being refrigerated.
They definitely taste best served immediately after air frying, so I highly recommend only preparing the amount you need.

Top tips

  • Preheat the air fryer before you add the halloumi to allow the fries to cook more evenly.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1766mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 1165mg | Iron: 1mg