Crunchy Goat Cheese, Lemon and Thyme Balls

This recipe uses Fantastic Rice Crackers as a crumb. A perfect substitute for those who are gluten intolerant.

Serves Preparation Cooking Difficulty
440 min10 minEasy
Ingredients
  • 250g goats cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ pack Fantastic Rice Crackers - Original flavour
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup honey, warmed
  • Extra thyme leaves to garnish
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Method
  1. Step 1

    Place the goats cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Take a large teaspoonful of the cheese mix and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining cheese mix. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.

  3. Step 3

    Put the Fantastic Rice Crackers into a zip lock bag and using a rolling pin smash into a medium crumb.

  4. Step 4

    Place the crumbs into a flat dish and mix with the thyme leaves.

  5. Step 5

    Lightly beat the egg in another bowl.

  6. Step 6

    Roll the cheese balls into the egg and then roll in the crumb mix to coat.

  7. Step 7

    Put back onto the paper lined tray and refrigerate for 15 -20 minutes or until firm.

  8. Step 8

    Heat some vegetable oil in a deep pan to approximately 170°C.

  9. Step 9

    Deep fry the cheese balls until golden, just a couple of minutes and drain on paper towel.

  10. Step 10

    Place on a serving plate and drizzle with warmed honey.

  11. Step 11

    Garnish with extra thyme leaves.

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