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Fried Goat Cheese Balls

Emma Essence
Crispy fried goat cheese balls that are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and drizzled with warm honey for the perfect delectable bite!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 20 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces goat cheese spreadable, log form
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16 ounces vegetable oil
  • Honey for drizzling on top
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

  • Cut the 10 ounce log of goat cheese into 10 even slices. Then cut each slice in half and form into a round ball. Repeat with the remaining slices. You will have 20 goat cheese balls in total.
  • Add flour to a shallow dish. Add the beaten egg to another shallow dish. Lastly, add the Italian breadcrumbs to a separate shallow dish. Season each shallow dish with ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, and ⅓ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Working one by one, dredge a goat cheese ball in the flour, then the beaten egg, and lastly the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  • Place on a large plate and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat 16 ounces of vegetable oil, in a large pot or pan, over medium heat. This should be just about an inch of oil in the pan.
  • Test the oil to see if it is hot enough. Then fry the goat cheese balls in small batches, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. Cook for 30 seconds then gently move around the pan to get the other side of the ball. They will take 1 minute total to fry, and will be golden brown when finished.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried goat cheese balls on a paper towel lined plate to soak up the excess grease.
  • Then transfer to a platter. Drizzle with honey and flaky sea salt. Serve warm.
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