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Appetizers,  Salads & Side Dishes,  Vegetarian

Warm Goat Cheese Fritters

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Warm Goat Cheese Fritters.  So deliciously crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside.  I love you.

I initially made these to pair with our Autumn Thyme Wedge Salad, where they became the star, thus worthy of their own recipe post.  So this morning I made them again, complete with their own photo shoot.  What I’ve discovered is Warm Goat Cheese Fritters are tasty enough to be served as an appetizer or brunch item, and need not be reserved for salads alone.

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I started with a 4 ounce log of goat cheese (I used the honey flavored one), then cut it into 10 equal pieces.  Each piece is rolled into a ball then breaded….flour, egg, panko, repeat.  Once they are all breaded I pop them into the freezer while the oil comes up to temp.

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It only takes a minute or so per side to get a nice crispy golden brown crust.  Serve the fritters warm with a drizzle of honey.  You’ll be licking your lips for more.

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Whether you’re a goat cheese fan like me or an eh could go either way like others, when it comes to Warm Goat Cheese Fritters you’ll be a lover for certain.  There’s something about warm goat cheese that mellows it’s flavor, yet the richness remains.  I hope you’ll give these a try, your holiday guests will thank you.

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Warm Goat Cheese Fritters

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 4- ounce goat cheese log I used honey flavored
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • sunflower or other high heat oil for frying
  • honey for serving


  • Cut goat cheese log in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 5 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Reserve.
  • Set up a breading station. I begin with one beaten egg in bowl #1. 1/2 cup flour in bowl/plate #2. 1 cup panko in bowl/plate #3. Dip each goat cheese ball into flour, then egg, then panko and repeat. Continue until all balls have been breaded, adding additional egg, flour and panko as needed. Place breaded balls onto a plate and put into freezer for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • In a small skillet heat 1-inch of oil to 375 degrees. Working in small batches fry fritters about 1 minute per side until golden brown. Remove to drain on paper towels. Serve warm, delicious drizzled with honey.

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