A delicious Fried Babybel Cheese recipe that is super easy to make on your stovetop or air fryer. This tasty appetizer is delicious and made with just a handful of ingredients in just about 15 minutes!
Fried cheese is nothing new, but recently, this Fried cheese recipe has been a bit viral on Tik Tok.
Why This Recipe
What is really cool about this recipe, is that it literally is just four ingredients and so easy to make. Talk about a great idea for a quick tv snack - this is it.
Or if you are looking for a quick cheese appetizer, this recipe is perfect. You can make it on the stovetop or in an air fryer. The result is a lightly breaded hot cheese snack that is terrific for gatherings and game nights. Plus they are actually kind of fun to make.
Ingredients For Fried Babybel Cheese
Like I said, you just need four ingredients.
Baby bel cheese - You want the minis. I like the original but for a milder, you can use the Light baby bel in the blue pack.
2 eggs - room temperature is best.
Italian breadcrumbs - Go for the ones with seasoning for extra flavor.
Vegetable Oil - for frying
How to Make Fried Babybel Cheese Snacks
1. Heat oil on medium high in a heavy skillet.
2. Dip each baby Bell cheese in egg.
3. Dip into bread crumbs and flip over.
4. Repeat 2-3 times, back to the egg and then the bread crumbs.
5. Place into hot skillet and fry 2-3 minutes.
6. Flip cheese to other side till golden brown (another 2-3 minutes).
The final step is to let dry on a paper towel for a couple of minutes. Then they are ready to go with cheesy deliciousness.
Fried Babybel Cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 pack baby bel cheese
- Nonstick spray
- Line the inside of the air fryer with foil
- Spray it with nonstick spray
- Remove the baby bel cheese from it’s casing.
- Coat in egg wash, then breadcrumbs, repeat.
- Place in air fryer cavity and spray with olive oil *don’t skip this or it won’t get brown.
- Fry at 350 for 3 mins on each side.
- Serve with Marinara sauce
Timesaving tips to make this perfect every time
- Make sure the oil is hot before placing the cheese in it or the cheese will get soggy. Oil should be about 375°F.
- Be sure to unwrap the plastic and remove the wax that the cheese is in before dipping it in the egg mixture.
- To make in the air fryer, cook in a preheated pressure cooker at 400° F for about 5 minutes.
What Should I Serve With Fried Babybel Cheese?
Fried cheese goes great with Marinara sauce, Ranch Dressing or Salsa.
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I have such fond memories of Babybel from when I was a kid. And this, I could get behind. The feta ones and the brie ones make me shudder, but I do love Babybel.