Coat thin sticks of Haloumi cheese in flour, eggs, and panko. The thinner they are, the crispier they will be once fried.
Toss regular fries in taco seasoning before covering them with hot salsa, pumpkin seeds, and crushed nacho chips. Repeat these steps for a total of 3 layers. Top with fried Haloumi cheese sticks, sliced jalapeños, a drizzle of ranch dressing, green onions, olives, and fresh cilantro. Serve with sour cream and salsa on the side.
The saltiness of the Haloumi cheese is a perfect match for the spicy salsa. The nacho chips and pumpkin seeds provide an extra layer of crunch, colour, and flavour.
With its crispy fried Haloumi cheese sticks and bright, spicy salsa, this colourful and unique mashup inspiration offers a decadent take on poutine, an iconic Canadian classic.
For even more crunch, double coat the Haloumi cheese sticks. Freezing the Haloumi cheese sticks prior to breading them will also make them easier to handle. Capitalize on this inspiration’s poutine roots by adding a few cheese curds to the mix.