Hazelnut-Crusted Goat Cheese Nibblers

READY IN: 9mins
Recipe by Boomette

From Homebasics Winter 2007

Top Review by alligirl

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!

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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