Deep Fried Brie

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:

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.

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Grab the wheel of cheese and cut it into 8 equal pieces

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 ūüôā , 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 ‚̧

Dining in Fort Pierce

The hubby and I are currently on a mini vacation trip up about 2hrs north of our home in a beautiful quiet island called North Huntington Beach Island.

I¬†was chatting with the owner of the bungalow that we rented and he said that it was a must to go for dinner at “12A Buoy” restaurant down at the wharf.

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It was a very short drive from where we are staying at but funnily enough we still managed to get lost. Our GPS keeps on insisting that things are where we cannot see them!

After asking some locals in a bar, we found the little hidden place and now came the big test, waiting time was 30-45mins! Oh how I hoped it was worth all that waiting time!

Finally it was our time to sit and I have to say that the place totally lived up to our expectations! The live music ambiance was nice and relaxing, the clientele was very jolly and we blended right in!

We shared¬†a¬†Surf and Turf Carpaccio with truffle oil that was delicious and so light that¬†I would have had another one if we hadn’t ordered our entrees!

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The entrees were even better, I ordered the Sesame encrusted Ahi-Tuna served with ponzu sauce, wasabi and ginger…..

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And the hubby ordered the Swordfish special which was also fabulous!

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So all in all, we fully recommend this hidden treasure. It gets really busy but its very very worth the wait! We will for sure be visiting this place again on future trips.

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