Super Bowl Goat Cheese Balls

super bowl goat cheese balls

A number of weeks ago I was watching some mind numbing reality television in the form of Vanderpump Rules (I wasn’t really watching, I was listening), and one of the characters (I mean cast members) was raving about Sur’s goat cheese balls.

Wait. What did she say? Goat cheese balls? There is such a thing?

Being the cheese enthusiast that I am I just had to investigate this. I couldn’t believe they existed!

So, I went to Pinterest and I Pinterested for a reference recipe.

I came across a tasty sounding recipe at And They Cooked Happily Ever After. I was so excited to try this out, and now that I have, I decided it might just be a great snack for a Super Bowl Party (even though I hate football and uh, I’m not attending any parties)!

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You will need Panko crumbs, flour, sea salt, parsley, black pepper, an egg, thyme, garlic powder, goat cheese (of course), and a cooking oil.

Let me tell you though, this recipe took two tries. Not because it’s hard, it’s far from it–but because I accidentally used an old can of fried onions.  Ew, gross. It’s a good thing I only used half the cheese the first time around! I also used extra virgin olive oil the first time.

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Hint: Use coconut oil. It smells up the kitchen less due to a higher smoke point, and the cheese balls have a lighter taste.

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First, get your Panko crumbs, crushed fried onions, herbs, and spices into a bowl and combine them. Also, crack the egg(s) and beat it in a separate bowl. In a third bowl, pour in your flour.

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Then, slice your log of goat cheese into hunks like this. They should be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Roll them into ball shapes. You can make the portions any size you like, it just depends how large you’d like your appetizers to be. Half of an 8 ounce log yielded about 13 for me total but they were a little larger than in the recipe I found initially.

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Roll the cheese into balls and dredge them in the egg, then flour, egg again, and then the crumb mixture.

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Add the oil to the frying pan and add your oil. Once the oil is sizzling, add in the cheese balls. Fry them until they are a nice golden brown color all around the outside.

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And here we are! Scrumptious, smooth, flavorful goat cheese balls! They’re better than regular cheese balls, and your Super Bowl guests, or any guests, will love them. Next time I might try to come up with a dipping sauce to compliment. Something a little fruity maybe?

What kind of sauce would you pair with them? Comment below!



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