This delicious fried goat cheese makes the perfect appetizer for your next party!
Love throwing parties but want to serve something new? If you’re looking for the perfect appetizer, you’re definitely going to want to check out this fried goat cheese recipe! Inspired by an appetizer my friends and I used to order at our fave restaurant, these are melt-in-your-mouth good and I seriously can’t get enough of them!
Celebrate with Bertolli
Bertolli is celebrating as well and since it’s their 150 birthday, they’re celebrating 150 years of the 5 “F”s: food, fresh, fun, friends and family! They’re also giving us 150 awesome tips to bring Tuscany to our tables! If I can’t eat Italian food in Italy, this is the next best thing and these tips are really good! I’ve also found that Bertolli’s marinara is the perfect sauce for dipping my goat cheese appetizer.
My mouth was watering just thinking about recreating this recipe!
How To Make The BEST Fried Goat Cheese
Start with 6 ounces of goat cheese and slice it into 12 pieces. Shape those pieces into balls using the palms of your hands. Place the goat cheese balls on a piece of wax paper and put in the freezer for just a few minutes so that they’re not too soft when you coat them.
Dredge the balls in flour, dip in egg, then coat with Panko crumbs.
Heat your oil (I used olive oil) to medium high and drop them in, turning quickly so that they cook evenly on all sides. Remove them once they turn a golden brown. Sprinkle a few chives on top and serve hot with Bertolli Riserva Marinara for dipping. These were SO amazingly good that I might just have to make them for every party!
One word of warning…you’d better eat these quickly because they disappear as soon as you set them out!
Fried Goat Cheese
Need a great party appetizer? This fried goat cheese appetizer is melt in your mouth good!
- Bertolli Riserva Marinara with Parmaiano-Reggiano
- 6 oz. Goat Cheese
- 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- chives for garnish
- Slice goat cheese into 12 equal pieces
- Using the palms of your hands, roll cheese into balls, place on wax paper and put in freezer for approx. 5 minutes
- Combine Panko crumbs, salt and pepper
- Dredge cheese in flour, dip in egg then cover in Panko crumbs
- Heat oil on medium high and gently drop in the goat cheese
- Turn as they cook so they'll cook evenly. Remove from oil when they are a golden brown.
- Sprinkle with finely chopped chives, add the side of Bertolli marinara and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite dish when you go out to eat? Have you ever tried making it at home?
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