Croustillant de camembert

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Even after 6 years living in France, I’m still not becoming cheese lover, until I finally tried this starter dish in one of my favourite French bistro in town “croustillant de camembert” or cheese balls. I tried to make my own recipe by guessing their ingredients, and it’s close to the taste that I expected.

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of Camembert (cut into 3 cm of dice)
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Serve with Green Salads and Fig jam

Ingredients to make green salads: Lettuces, 1/4 of red onion (chopped), shallots dressing salads, and olive oil.

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Method:

Place the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Mix the flour with garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Roll the Camembert in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs. Shake off with the breadcrumbs and set aside on the prepared tray. When all the cheese balls are done, refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Pour the oil into a deep fat fryer or deep saucepan and heat it, gently lower 4 or 5 balls into the oil and fry until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm while you cook the rest. Serve it with green salads and fig jam.

Bon appétit! 🙂

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