Cheesy poppers

Cheesy poppers



  • 1/4 cup (40g) plain flour
  • dash each of dried oregano, parsley and basil
  • 1 free range egg, beaten
  • 3 whole rounds of mini Babybel, halved
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) canola oil, for pan frying


Combine the flour and dried herbs in one small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Put the flour into the second bowl, the egg into the third.
Set the bowls up so the flour comes first, the egg second and the bread crumbs last.
Put a Babybel cheese wedge into the flour and shake off any excess.
Next dip the flour coated wedge into the beaten egg; remove with fork, allowing any excess egg to drip off.
Roll in the seasoned breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess and place on a small plate.
Repeat with remaining cheese halves.
Once all the cheese halves are coated and on the plate, place into the freezer for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Put the oil into the frypan and heat on medium heat. (The pan is hot enough when you throw in a few stray breadcrumbs and they immediately bubble gently on contact with the oil.)
Take the cheese wedges from the freezer and carefully place them in the heated oil. Pan-fry gently until golden brown (about 30 seconds on each side).
Gently remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Serve immediately.

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Serving Suggestions


  • There’s 20 minutes of freezer time required half way through this recipe.
  • Get the kids involved and have fun! They can help dip and roll the cheese halves for you.
  • This recipe was created by Maxabella loves for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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