Deep Fried Brie is one of my old time favourite appetizers that I used to order in restaurants whilst I lived in Europe.
Since I have been living here in South Florida, I have not seen or come across it in any restaurant, so every once in a while, I like bringing back the old memories and at the same time, making the hubby and the kiddos happy.
Its amazing how a simple dish, with only a couple of ingredients, can delight our palates in such a way!
Serves 4 – For this dish you will need:
- 1 small brie – today I used the Publix brand
- 1 can of cranberry sauce – you can make your own if you want, check out my special cranberry sauce recipe
- Plain breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs beaten in a bowl
- Vegetable Oil
- 1 French Baguette
Get 2 medium size bowls, in one beat up both eggs and add a dash of salt and pepper. In the other put about 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs, you can always top it up if you need more.
Grab the wheel of cheese and cut it into 8 equal pieces
Dunk one piece at a time in the egg mixture, then cover it in breadcrumbs, pat it down to make sure they stick and then repeat the same again (each piece will go through the egg and breadcrumbs twice).
Once you are done with all 8 pieces, place to the side and get a small casserole and add the vegetable oil till its about 1 1/2 inches deep and turn the heat on high, and while the oil is warming up, place the cranberry sauce in a microwavable bowl, add a tablespoon of water and microwave for about a minute.
Mix the sauce and once you get a runnier consistency, spread a nice bed of sauce on each plate.
Now that the oil is hot, turn the heat down to medium (don’t want to burn your breadcrumbs) and place 2 pieces at a time and remove them as soon as they turn a nice golden colour.
Place 2 pieces of brie on each plate, garnish your plate with whatever you have at hand, I used Rosemary as I have the biggest bush outside 🙂 , but a touch of green makes for a nice contrast with the bright cranberry colour on the plate.
Serve with slices of french baguette and dig in, you will see it disappears as soon as it hits the plate! What the hubby would call, finger licking good ❤