Going to parties when you’re gluten intolerant can be tricky. If it’s a bring-something-yummy party, I can make sure at least one thing is safe for me to eat. These tasty Fried Cheese Appetizers fill the bill and can be easily tweaked to suit your own preferences. (More gluten free recipes here.)
I first tried making these by frying the cheese on the stove, but it’s a leeeetle tricky to flip melting cheese. Oven frying them is much quicker and easier.
Shredded cheese, any flavor (I used colby jack this time.)
Herbs of choice (I used my favorite, Herbes de Provence.)
Toppings of choice (I used Roma tomatoes and goat cheese.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
For each appetizer, place about 1 teaspoon shredded cheese onto parchment paper, spreading into a circle. Sprinkle herbs over the top. I didn’t include measurements for the herbs because it’s entirely up to you what and how much you use.
Bake for about 7 minutes, until the cheese starts to brown. Remove from oven and while still warm, add goat cheese and a slice of roma tomato. (Cherry tomato halves would probably look prettier.) Sprinkle with chives and black pepper.
Baking/ frying these in the oven makes it so easy to crank out dozens in no time.
Try these variations:
*Pepper jack > pre-cooked chicken, marinated artichoke hearts (drained really well), and basil
*Mozzarella > pepperoni, tomato, and oregano
*Cheddar > any deli meat, mayo or spicy mustard, pickle slice
*Try the fried cheese with no toppings at all- yum!
What type of cheese is your favorite? What toppings would you use with it?
To bring you even more party recipe ideas, I’m joining these lovely ladies to bring you “Party Recipes That Make You Go Yum.” Today’s recipes are party appetizers. Come back tomorrow for dessert. Yum is right!
Monday ~ Appetizers
Tuesday ~ Desserts