Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey

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Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese, made easily at home! Serve as a party appetizer, salad “croutons”, or with crackers for a cozy night in. With honey and chopped chives, these poppers = perfection!

Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com

I have been obsessed with fried goat cheese for years! Any time these little mouthwatering morsels are on a restaurant menu, I’m ordering. One for myself, and one for you, so we can share… but I will probably try and distract you while I eat them all.

After a recent tapas date (where I continued to work on my sharing), I decided it was finally time to whip up some creamy, crispy goat cheese bites in my own kitchen! These were VERY quick and easy to make, and the perfect sweet-salty combination with a honey drizzle and sprinkle of chives. These are super fun to serve with crackers and salami for a cozy night in, and makes enough to feed a party crowd. A glass of red wine on the side doesn’t hurt, either!

For a fancy topping on your green salads, stirred into hot veggies and pastas, or served pretty on a platter, you can’t go wrong with these one-bite goat cheese poppers!

Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey - Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of fried goat cheese perfection! thecomfortofcooking.com

5 from 1 vote

Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey

Servings 24 poppers

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 (11 oz.) log soft goat cheese

for frying:

  • 2 cups oil (grapeseed, canola or veg oil)

for garnish:

  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh chives

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and black pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, salt and 2 tablespoons water. In a separate bowl, add panko.
  • Roll goat cheese into 24 (1-Tablespoon size) balls. Roll each ball in flour, then egg, then panko crumbs, coating evenly. Freeze 20 minutes, or until firm.
  • When ready to cook, set a deep saucepan to medium-high heat. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Fry goat cheese in batches, 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Arrange goat cheese poppers on a platter. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from MyRecipes
Course: Appetizer

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  1. This looks so good! Can you make with other kinds of cheese?

  2. Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?

  3. I have never tried other types of cheese, so couldn’t comment on the success of it. Sorry!

  4. You can roll into balls and refrigerate or freeze up to 3 days ahead. But, don’t coat with panko until you’re ready to fry.

  5. 5 stars
    Does this fry up well in an air fryer?

  6. Sorry, I’ve never made these in an air fryer. I’m not sure.

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