Hazelnut-Crusted Goat Cheese Nibblers

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins

From Homebasics Winter 2007

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • flour
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, finely ground
  • 12 cup mayonnaise (optional)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dredge each goat cheese slice in flour, dip into the egg and then coat with hazelnuts.
  2. Fry cheese slices in hot oil for 1 minute per side or until golden brown.
  3. Drain on paper towels and serve warm. You can dip the goat cheese nibblers in mayonnaise if you want.
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OK, I really loved this, but I think that the cooking temperature is too high, especially for vegetable oil. I started a bit over medium, and reduced it to between medium-low and medium, and that seemed great. I guess I didn't really 'finely' chop the hazelnuts, but the size was good for me! :-) I also used an egg white, as that is what I had on hand. I reduced the recipe by half, to include in an 'appy' lunch, and got 9 rounds out of 4 oz. of goat cheese. This is rich, but the flavors combine really well. We did not serve with mayo, but found that these were terrific on Ritz. Thanks for sharing, Boomette!