Halloumi and Chips

Halloumi
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes to prepare
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Ingredients

  • For the batter
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 125ml milk
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2x 250g halloumi cheese
  • 100g panko breadcrumbs
  • pepper
  • For the chips
  • 4 large red potatoes
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • To fry
  • 2 litres sunflower oil
  • To serve
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • pea shoots

Instructions

For a delicious vegetarian alternative to fish and chips, why not try our halloumi and chips? Also, make sure you take a look at our chef’s tip to see how you can add a spicy twist to the dish if you wish!

Method

  1. To make the batter, place the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Make a well in the centre and slowly add the milk, whisking to prevent lumps.
  3. Add the lemon zest and juice. Mix well and set to one side.

For the chips…

  1. Cut each potato into chips approximately 1 cm wide.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium high heat to approximately 140°
  3. Once the oil has reached temperature, add the chips and cook for 8 minutes. Remove and place on a baking tray lined with kitchen paper to cool.

For the halloumi…

  1. Cut each block of halloumi into 6 evenly sized pieces.
  2. Place the panko breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl and season with pepper.
  3. Dip the halloumi first into the batter then into the panko to coat.
  4. Fry the battered halloumi for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place on kitchen paper and keep warm.
  5. Reheat the oil to 180°
  6. Return the cooled chips to the pan and cook for a further 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place on a clean piece of kitchen paper. Scatter over the sea salt and toss to combine.
  7. Serve the halloumi and chips with lemon wedges and pea shoots to garnish.

 

Chefs Tip

Why not add a tablespoon of Cajun spice mix to the batter flour and serve with lime wedges for a spicy twist on this recipe.