When I decided to try the vegetarian life, my friend immediately told me about Halloumi fries. Camden became the place that sat at the top of my must visit list; apparently they have the best halloumi fries. Personally, I love Halloumi and was desperate to try the well reviewed fries. Momentum soon ran out however, I mean my love struggled – a lot. Travelling all the way to Camden for cheese seemed a little far fetch – It took me a short while to realise that I could just make me babies myself, and save money (always a plus) – this thought was the beginning my adventurous cooking of new vegetarian dishes, trust me guys, a demyahnice.
1/2 Lemon, zested, cut into wedges (ready for squeezing)
1/2 tbsp rose harissa (I used the Sainsbury's paste)
37g of plain flour
Oil for deep frying
Coriander for decoration
Mix the yogurt with the lemon zest and some seasoning, then swirl through the harissa. (I used the Sainsbury's harissa which is already seasoned).
Cut the halloumi into the shape of fries.
On a plate, stir the za’atar into the flour, then roll the cut halloumis in the mixture so that they are evenly coated.
Heat the oil in a shallow, heavy-bottomed pan. Working in batches, carefully lower each pieces of halloumi into the oil and cook until golden (approximately 2 mins). Remove from oil and drain on kitchen paper.
Add lemon and mint to yogurt if you choose for flavour. I skipped this step and it tasted great.