Hand rolled raw goat cheese balls fried in olive oil are a delicious and easy way to enjoy the rich and tangy flavor of traditional Croatian cuisine. Goat milk and cheese have been a staple of Croatian cuisine for centuries, particularly in rural areas where goats are more common than cows. This recipe for hand rolled raw goat cheese balls is a nod to this longstanding tradition and can be enjoyed as a savory appetizer or snack. With a crispy breadcrumb coating and a warm, creamy center, these fried goat cheese balls are sure to be a hit at any gathering. Try serving them with a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs for an extra burst of flavor!
Golden Goat Cheese Bites
Selo Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Croatian olive oil, for frying
In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, and black pepper.
In a separate shallow dish, beat the eggs.
In a third shallow dish, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Take each hand rolled raw goat cheese ball and roll it in the flour mixture, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally roll it in the breadcrumb mixture until it is fully coated.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the coated cheese balls to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried cheese balls from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Serve the fried goat cheese balls warm with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside a salad.
It's important to keep an eye on the cheese balls while frying and adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning. Also, it's recommended to let the fried cheese balls cool for a few minutes before serving, as the cheese inside may be very hot.