Fried goat cheese is a delicious, melt in your mouth appetizer that’s perfect for your next get-together!
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I’m all about the appetizers! In fact, they may just be my favorite food group. The best part is that they’re as fun to make as they are to eat!
Fried Goat Cheese
My girlfriends and I used to order this appetizer at our favorite restaurant but then we moved away and I couldn’t find it here. If I wanted fried goat cheese, I’d have to learn to make it myself.
Luckily, it didn’t take long for me to realize just how easy it is! With just a few ingredients, I could make this yummy appetizer for a party or just a fun night at home!
- 6 oz goat cheese
- 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Marinara sauce or honey for dipping
How To Make Fried Goat Cheese
- Start with a 6 ounce log of goat cheese and cut it into 12 pieces.
- Use the palms of your hands to shape each piece into a ball. Place on wax paper and freeze for about 10 minutes (this will keep them firm while you coat them).
3. Place flour, eggs and panko crumbs into bowls.
4. Dredge the goat cheese balls in flour, dip into the egg, then roll in the Panko crumbs until covered.
5. Heat oil in a pan (I used olive oil). Once the oil is hot, cook 3-4 balls at a time. Be sure to turn them frequently so that they are evenly cooked on all side. Once they reach a golden brown, place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
6. Place on a serving platter and serve hot.
Not only are these goat cheese bites easy to make but they tasted SO good! The warm cheese covered in Panko totally just melts in your mouth!
When I first started making these at home, I’d serve them with marinara. That was how we’d eaten them at the restaurant and why mess with a good thing, right?
But then I discovered how amazing fried goat cheese tastes with honey!
Honey gives this appetizer a completely different taste and the sweetness really brings out the flavor of the goat cheese!
Honestly, I can’t decide on a favorite. Both flavors taste delish!
- Slice goat cheese into 12 pieces
- Use the palms of your hands to roll cheese into balls. Place on wax paper and put in freezer for approx. 5 minutes. This will make it stay firm for the next steps.
- Mix Panko crumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Dredge goat cheese balls in flour, dip in egg then roll 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.
- Take out of the oil and place on a paper towel for a minute or two to absorb any extra oil.
- Serve hot with honey and/or marinara sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
It’s still so hard to decide on a favorite though. How would you eat your fried goat cheese?
If you liked this fried goat cheese recipe, you may want to check out these appetizers too…
- Jalapeno Poppers
- 7 Layer Dip Cups
- Hot Sausage Dip
- Corn Dip
- Pickle Dip
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Sausage Puff Pastries
- Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer
- Deviled Egg Recipes
- Black Bean & Corn Salsa