Creamy Breaded Camembert
Easy and delicious deep fried camembert recipe
- 1 Camembert cheese
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 150 g red currant
- 60 g sugar
- oil for frying
- Wooden spoon
Have you ever wondered how to eat camembert? I know I have, and I have to tell you that I probably tried every possible idea. From deep fried camembert to camembert baked in bread with some garlic, I tried them all. Why? Because I simply love it. This cheese is so moist and creamy, and I love everything about it.
This is why I decided to make an appetizer out of it. An appetizer worth serving on both a fancy dinner and a night in front of your TV. This being said, let me tell you about my breaded camembert recipe.
- You will need to start making a red currant jam. Put the fruits and the sugar in a saucepan and let it sit on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring from time to time.
- When the fruits have left all their juices, the sugar has dissolved, and it starts to boil, put everything in a blender and pulse until you have a smoothie-like composition.
- At this point, I recommend you use a strainer. Red currants have nasty seeds, and you don't want them in your jam. So, using a strainer, return the jammy composition in your saucepan.
- Let it sit for a couple of minutes more on medium-low heat, and then let cool completely.
- Beat the egg. Cover the camembert in white flour, coat it with the egg and then drag it all the way through the breadcrumbs. You want it to be fully covered in them.
- Place the camembert on a plate and put it in the freezer for 5-8 minutes.
The freezer step is optional, but I strongly advise you to take it. This way, your cheese won't start melting immediately when it touches the hot oil. It will gain some time to form the beautiful golden crust.
- Heat up the frying oil. It needs to be really hot.
- Add the camembert and let it fry for a couple of minutes on each side. You want to obtain a beautiful golden color.
- Spread the jam on a plate and place the camembert cheese on top. Serve immediately.
Camembert is a French cheese that was first produced in the Normandy region in 1791. It has derived from its sibling, the Brie cheese, which is why many people fail to tell them apart.
Anyway, camembert is a soft cheese made from unpasteurized milk. It is now produced on a large scale in France and other countries such as Hungary or the Czech Republic. Even UK makes it and can be found in stores as "Cornish Camembert."
I know that many people prefer a grilled camembert recipe and a not a fried one. However, you need to trust me when I say that you can indulge yourself in the pleasure of eating this dish once in a while. It is worth it.
* You can use store-bought jam if you want to make the process quicker, but it is not the same.
** If you want to combine it with a French main course, you can try our Gourmet-ish French Chicken.
*** Don't forget to tag us on Instagram when making this dish.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 512
- Total Fat 37 g
- Cholesterol 93 mg
- Sodium 50 mg
- Potassium 217 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 10 g
- Sugars 34 g
- Protein 30 g