Camembert is a delicious soft and creamy cheese. It was first made in the late eighteenth century in Camembert, Normandy – hence its name! When camembert is fried in breadcrumbs the exterior is crispy, but when you cut into it the middle oozes out onto your plate. It is an easy dish to make as a starter that’s guaranteed to please your guests – just serve with redcurrant sauce and a small side salad. I must confess to sometimes serving pan fried camembert as a main course for my family, I simply increase the amount of salad and serve with fresh crusty bread. Here’s how I make the dish for two people.
- 1 Wheel of Camembert
- 50g Plain flour
- 50g Breadcrumbs
- 1 Egg
- 4 fl oz Milk
1 Cut the wheel of camembert into 4 triangles.
2 Take 3 bowls. In the first put the flour and seasoning; in the second put the egg & milk mixed together; and in the third put the breadcrumbs.
3 Take each triangle of cheese and dip them firstly into the flour, then the egg and milk, and finally into the breadcrumbs. Make sure that the cheese is fully coated in the breadcrumbs.
4 In a frying pan with very hot oil, dip the cheese and cook for 3 minutes turning occasionally. Remove from the pan and drain on greaseproof paper.
5 As a serving suggestion, accompany the cheese with a small side salad and a small spoonful of redcurrant sauce. If your guests have a healthy appetite, or if you are serving this dish as a main course, it goes beautifully with fresh crusty bread.
Serve hot and enjoy with a nice glass of wine.
More information on camembert can be found at Castello
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