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Crispy Haloumi Chips with Lemon, Rosemary and Honey Recipe

Crispy Haloumi Chips with Lemon, Rosemary and Honey Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

I have read that Cypriot farmers made haloumi with techniques and ingredients unique to their family or village, often relying on it as a staple source of protein. These sensational haloumi chips are such a delicious starter or even a light lunch, served with a salad. They are really quick and easy to make and hard to stop eating once you start.

Serves: 2



  • 180g goat’s or sheep’s haloumi
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup rice crumbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Dressing
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  1. Start by making dressing, mixing all ingredients into small bowl.
  2. Cut haloumi into chunky chips.
  3. Beat egg in shallow bowl and place rice crumbs onto side plate.
  4. Place enough olive oil into small cast-iron or non-stick frying pan so that it covers base well. Heat oil over moderately high heat.
  5. Dip haloumi into egg and then coat with crumbs.
  6. Test whether oil is hot enough by dropping a crumb into pan — if it sizzles it’s hot enough. Place haloumi chips into pan, turning every 30–40 secs or when crumb is golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately with dressing.
  8. Since haloumi goes rubbery when it cools, if you are unable to enjoy immediately keep it warm in the oven.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.