Bacon Cheese Balls with Apple and Cucumber

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 3 servings
Bacon Cheese Balls with Apple and Cucumber

If you’re searching for some funny-looking bites to impress the guests at your next get-together, look no further. These creamy-crunchy fried bacon and goat cheese mini balls will surely get some attention. Serve them as tapas with cucumber and apple.

Ingredients

7 bacon slices
5 ounces of goat cheese
1 tablespoon chives
pepper
salt
½ teaspoon paprika
flour
whisked egg
panko
vegetable oil
½ cucumber, sliced
½ apple, julienned

Steps

  1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and lay the bacon strips in there. Bake for 15 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
  2. Add the cheese, chives, and paprika to a bowl, together with the crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper and mix until even.
  3. Start shaping small balls out of this mixture. We’ve ended up with 9 of them.
  4. Fill a deeper pan half-way with vegetable oil and heat it. Coat the cheese balls with flour, whisked egg, and panko.
  5. Deep-fry the coated balls until golden brown. Transfer them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb some of the oil.
  6. Skewer each cheese ball together with a slice of cucumber using a mini skewer. Garnish with julienned apple and serve on a tray.

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