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 🙂 , 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 ❤

Leftovers make the best snacks……

The hubby is watching American Football and I am hiding in the kitchen which some of you might say I am always there, but when a game is on, I will purposely find something else to do!

Then hunger strikes!

I rummaged through the fridge and found some leftover cooked chicken, some lovely Champignon Brie and of course there is my leftover cranberry sauce!

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IMG_0613Found a french baguette from yesterday that can now only be eaten by toasting it so I embarked on a leftover  Chicken, Brie and Cranberry melt!

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Both the hubby and my daughter gave it a seal of approval!

Love it when leftovers become a yummy snack!

Grilled Cheese fit for a Queen (oh that would be me)!

Found myself lost for dinner……yeah once of those moments. So poured myself a glass of wine and pondered on what could I have that would not only cheer me up but of course fulfill the dinner requirements?

Grilled Cheese it is, but then again, this is an “Andy” grilled cheese! Nothing against the original, I just usually find it kind of blahhhhh, then again, it all gets better when dipped in Cream of Tomato soup right!

If you ever get a chance to try a  “Sandwich Caliente” when visiting Uruguay and go to la calle Colon 1551 en la Ciudad Vieja you will find a greasy corner bar  (well it used to be a greasy corner bar way back in 1987 when I worked at the port) called “Bar Nueva York“, I highly recommend you try them and then you will understand why I find the Grilled Cheese so blahhhh!

Regular Grilled Cheese

  • Sliced white bread
  • Sliced cheese (usually processed)

Andy’s Grilled Cheese

  • Bagel
  • Brie
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil

Anyway, it was delicious and worth the pondering……now time to get back to my glass of wine.

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