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Crispy Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey

Course Appetizer
Servings 24 poppers


  • 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


  • 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.


Adapted fromĀ MyRecipes