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Fried Brie with Nut Crust Recipe


Fried Brie with Nut Crust

4 wedges Brie (2 oz. each)
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup pecans
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 large eggs
1/4 cup whipping cream
Peanut oil (for frying)
Purchased jalapeno jelly
French bread baguette, cut into 1/2" thick slices

Freeze Brie for 30 minutes. Finely chop all nuts and the sesame seeds in food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk eggs and cream to blend. Remove cheese from freezer. Dip each wedge into egg mixture, then into nut mixture, turning to coat and pressing gently to adhere. Transfer to plate; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, at least 45 minutes. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

Pour enough peanut oil into a heavy large skillet to reach a depth of 1-1/2 inches. Heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees (F). Working in 2 batches, fry Brie until deep golden brown, turning occasionally with metal spatula, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately with jalapeno jelly and baguette slices; accompany with sliced pears and/or apples, if desired.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.

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