Fried Goat Cheese Balls
Freeze these cheese balls before frying so they’re extra firm. Then deep-fry them in a single layer, turning as needed to form a rich golden-brown crust. You can also add fresh herbs to the filling.
Servings and Ingredients
|1 (4 oz) log Hy-Vee Select natural fresh goat cheese, softened|
|½ (8 oz) pkg Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened|
|½ tsp. orange zest|
|½ c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries, chopped|
|¼ c. Hy-Vee chopped walnuts, toasted|
|1 Hy-Vee large egg|
|1 c. Hy-Vee club soda|
|¾ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour|
|¼ c. Hy-Vee cornstarch|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|2 c. Hy-Vee panko bread crumbs|
|Hy-Vee vegetable oil, for frying|
|Orange slices and strips of peel, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, cream cheese and orange zest. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and club soda. Gradually whisk in flour, cornstarch and salt. Spread panko crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip cheese balls in egg batter; coat in panko. Repeat dipping and coating. Return cheese balls to baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes or until firm.
- In a large saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 365 degrees. Working in batches, fry cheese balls about 2 minutes or until golden and crisp, turning occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Transfer cheese balls to a platter. If desired, garnish with orange slices and strips of peel. Serve warm.
- Make-Ahead Tip: Place fried cheese balls on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet. Keep warm in a 200-degree oven.
- *Note: Nutrition is based off of recipe before frying*
80 Calories per serving
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 3.5g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- Sodium: 75mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 10g
- Protein: 2g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
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