- 1 (5.2 oz) package of Boursin cheese (any flavor of your choice)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)
- Start by shaping the Boursin cheese into small balls. You can make them as big or as small as you prefer. Place them on a plate or tray and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This will help them firm up and make them easier to work with.
- Set up a breading station. In one shallow bowl, place the all-purpose flour. In another bowl, add the beaten eggs. In a third bowl, place the breadcrumbs.
- Take the Boursin cheese balls out of the freezer and start the breading process. Roll each ball in the flour, making sure it’s coated evenly. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, roll the ball in the breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the cheese gently to ensure they adhere.
- Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. You can test the oil’s readiness by dropping a small piece of bread into the oil; if it sizzles and turns golden brown, it’s ready.
- Carefully add the breaded Boursin balls to the hot oil using a slotted spoon or tongs. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy, which should take about 1-2 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the pan; fry in batches if necessary.
- Once they are done, use a slotted spoon to remove the fried Boursin balls from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper while they’re still hot.
- Serve the fried Boursin balls immediately while they are hot and crispy. You can garnish them with fresh herbs like parsley or chives if desired.
These Fried Boursin Balls make for a delicious and indulgent appetizer or snack. The crispy exterior pairs perfectly with the creamy and flavorful Boursin cheese inside. Enjoy!