Deep Fried Goat's Cheese Balls Recipe

Deep-fried goat’s cheese with pink peppercorn honey

  • serves 4-6 as a snack
  • Easy

These savoury cheese balls are a super easy snack to whip up when you have friends and family coming over. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle, finished with a hint of zesty orange blossom honey




  • soft rindless goat's cheese log 300g
  • thyme leaves chopped to make ½ tsp
  • plain flour 75g, plus extra for dusting
  • cornflour 1 tbsp
  • baking powder ½ tsp
  • soda water 100ml-200ml, ice cold
  • clear orange blossom honey 2 tsp, plus extra for drizzling
  • oil for deep frying
  • pink peppercorns 1 tsp, crushed


  • Step 1

    Put the goat’s cheese in a bowl and mix with the thyme and a pinch of salt. Roll into small bite-sized balls. Put on a baking-paper-lined tray and into the freezer for half an hour.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the flour, cornflour, baking powder and a pinch of salt with enough soda water to make a thick batter. Whisk in the honey.

  • Step 3

    Fill a pan no more than 1/3 full with oil and heat until it reaches 180C or a piece of bread browns in 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Put extra flour in a bowl then dust the goat’s cheese balls. Use a fork to lower the balls into the batter until coated then lower into the oil. Fry in batches for 45 seconds to a minute or until crisp. Scoop out and drain on kitchen paper, then repeat with the remaining balls. Serve drizzled with honey and sprinkled with the pink pepper.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 316
  • Fat 23.1g
  • Saturates 9.7g
  • Carbs 15.1g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Fibre 0.6g
  • Protein 11.7g
  • Salt 0.8g