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Brie Balls with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Yield 32 balls
Serve these Parmesan-crusted fried cheese balls right after frying so the centers are warm and oozy. Editor's Favorite

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) rounds Brie
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Trim rind from Brie. Combine Brie and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; mix well with hands until combined. Shape cheese mixture into 1" balls. Dip balls in egg; dredge in flour. Dip again in egg; roll in breadcrumbs, pressing firmly so crumbs adhere. Place brie balls on wax paper; chill at least 1 hour.

  2. Pour oil to a depth of 2" in a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry cheese balls, in batches, until golden, about 1 minute; drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004