Fried Goat Cheese Balls
Goat's cheese can be cooked in many ways and is often used in hot and cold dishes.
Fried Grand Coeur Goat Cheese Balls
Creamy, crunchy, tangy, and addictive! That's what you'll get with fried goat cheese balls. They fry up in 20 seconds flat (work in small batches!), then get generously drizzled with truffle honey and crushed pistachios. You will make these every time you entertain, they are seriously that good.
1 log of Grand Coeur fresh goat cheese
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs room temperature, beaten
¾ cup panko breadcrumbs (not traditional breadcrumbs)
Canola or vegetable oil
1 tbsp chopped pistachios
Flaky sea salt
Take a log of Grand Coeur Chèvre and cut it into equal pieces about 1 heaping teaspoon in size. You should get 24 pieces.
Roll each piece of goat cheese into a small, round ball. It helps to wear disposable kitchen gloves to keep the balls neat.
Place flour in a small mixing bowl, then drop the goat cheese rounds into the flour and toss to thoroughly coat.
Transfer goat cheese balls to a mixing bowl with beaten eggs. Make sure they are covered on all sides.
Carefully transfer goat cheese to a mixing bowl with panko breadcrumbs, allowing all excess egg to drip off before placing them in the bowl. Toss to evenly coat on all sides with panko. Freeze for 20 minutes! Do not skip this step or the goat cheese balls will fall apart in the oil!