Patatas Bravas with Halloumi Fries

When you want tapas but you’re no where near Spain! My household love anything with halloumi. Family tend to be your best critic and they gave them top marks, so here’s the recipe if you to want to score some brownie points.

Serves 2


4 tbsp olive oil

300g waxy potatoes

400g tinned tomatoes

1 onion finely chopped

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp paprika

2 clove of garlic

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Salt and pepper

Chopped parsley

100g halloumi

plain flour


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and heat the olive oil in a roasting tin.

Peel and chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks, spinkle with salt and cook in the oven for approximately 45 minutes until cooked through.

Make a garlic and herb oil to drizzle over the top with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 clove of crushed garlic and chopped parsley. Leave to infuse whilst you do everything else.

For the tomato sauce, gently saute the chopped onion in olive oil until soft and translucent, crush the garlic and add to onions along with tomato puree, paprika, chilli flakes and cinnamon. cook for a minute before adding the chopped tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste

Allow to simmer whilst the potatoes cook in the oven.

Next for the halloumi fries, slice the halloumi into fries and coat in seasoned flour.

Heat a little olive oil in a non stick frying pan and fry the halloumi until golden brown on all sides. Drain on a sheet of kitchen paper.

To serve

Place the cooked potato on a plate, top with tomato sauce, then halloumi fries and drizzle with oil.

This will go down a treat sat in the garden to share with family and friends.