Fried goat cheese may just be one of the best appetizers ever! It’s easier than you’d think and if you’ve never made goat cheese balls before, you’re in for a deliciously mouthwatering surprise!
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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 6 ounces of goat cheese and cut it into 12 pieces.
- Shape goat cheese into balls using the palms of your hands. Place on wax paper and freeze for about 10 minutes (this will keep them firm when you coat them.
- Place flour, eggs and panko crumbs into separate bowls.
- Dredge goat cheese balls in flour, dip in egg then coat in Panko crumbs.
- Fry the goat cheese in oil (I used olive oil) set to medium high. Be sure to turn them quickly and keep an eye on them so they cook evenly on all sides. Once they reach a golden brown, place on a paper towel briefly to absorb excess oil, then 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?
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