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 mouthwatering surprise!
I’m all about the appetizers! Making appetizers may just be my favorite part of throwing a party (well, that and the wine). Even though we can’t throw any parties for awhile, it doesn’t mean that I can’t still enjoy some fun food at home!
I’ve made everything from avocado deviled eggs to jalapeno poppers with cream cheese and bacon and though they’re super delish, this fried goat cheese is my all time fave! My girlfriends and I used to order it at our favorite restaurant but when I moved away, I had to learn to make my own.
Who knew goat cheese balls were so easy to make! All you need are a few ingredients and you can make this yummy appetizer for a party or just a fun night at home!
Fried Goat Cheese
Start with 6 ounces of goat cheese and separate 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 them in the freezer for a few minutes so that they’ll stay firm when you coat them.
Dredge the goat cheese balls in flour, dip them in egg, then coat with Panko crumbs.
Heat your oil (I used olive oil) to medium high and drop them in, turning them quickly so that they cook evenly on all sides. Once the goat cheese balls are a golden brown, remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel for just a minute to absorb any extra oil. Re-plate and serve hot.
In the beginning, I always served these with a side of marinara. That was how I’d been used to eating it and well, it just tastes REALLY good this way!
But…then I discovered how amazing these goat cheese balls taste with honey!
Honey changes this into a different appetizer altogether. The sweetness of the honey really brings out the flavor of the goat cheese!
I can’t decide on a favorite. It’s so good both ways!
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
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