These little two bite wonders are great. The lady went above and beyond for a beer tasting party we had over the weekend and fried these up for one of the pairing treats. They are made up of breaded (Itialian bread crumbs and paprika) and fried goat cheese on a tomato slice and a baguette, topped with two pickle slices. These were inspired by the non-fried versions of these we found in the Tapas bars of Barcelona. These not only went great with the Lagers we were drinking but also with the heavier stuff like IPAs and Pale Ales.
1 Goat Cheese Log, Cut into 1/2 thick slices
2 Tomatoes thinly sliced
1 Baguette thinly sliced
1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 Pickle cut into slices
Olive oil for drizzling
Set your deep fryer to 375 degrees. Cut Tomatoes, baguette, pickle and cheese into slices. In a wide shallow dish, crack and beat the eggs. In a second shallow dish combine paprika and bread crumbs. Roll the cheese slices in the egg, then the bread crumb mixture and shake out the excess crumbs and repeat until all of the cheese slices are coated. Once coated fry for approx. 3 to 4min. Make sure to keep an eye on your cheese because they do fry up pretty quick. Once done remove from fryer place on a paper towel. Now assemble the Tapas. The stacking order is, bread, tomato, a little olive oil on the tomato, goat cheese and two slices of pickle, and there you go. Fried Goat Cheese Tapas.