Fried cheese doesn’t have to be just its boring variation in a three-pack.
Try these 3 novel recipes with fried ermine and enjoy like never before!
Fried ermine with ham, watermelon and cranberries
No ham, good. With ham? Delicious!
What will we need
- 125 g of flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 250 g breadcrumbs
- 1 round ermine, quartered
- 120 g of fresh or frozen raspberries
- 30 ml of dry red wine
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 40 g of dried cranberries
- 30 ml of balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- 60 ml rapeseed oil
- sliced Parma ham or prosciutto
- watermelon, peeled and sliced
- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
- Sliced baguette, lightly toasted, to serve
- Wrap the ermine in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to fry.
- Bring the raspberries, wine, granulated sugar and half the salt to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Cook, mashing the berries, until the sauce thickens, 8-10 minutes.
- Leave to cool.
- Cook half of the cranberries, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar until the cranberries are tender and the vinegar is reduced by half, 8-10 minutes.
- Allow the sauce to cool slightly and transfer to a blender.
- Add the remaining salt and lemon juice and blend until smooth.
- Fry the ermine.
- Serve fried ermine with raspberry sauce and homemade cranberry vinegar, ham and watermelon, garnish with remaining cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
- Served with a toasted baguette.
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Fried ermine in the oven
This fried cheese recipe is a great lighter take on a good old classic.
What will we need
- 2 Camembert cheese
- 20 g of flour
- 100 g breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons of cranberry jam
- salad (to serve)
- Preheat the oven to 100°C.
- Dip the ermine first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the ermine until golden on all sides.
- Then transfer it to a tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 100 °C approx. 10-15 min.
- Serve immediately with cranberry jam and green salad.
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Stuffed ermine with pears, cranberries and bacon
This ermine recipe is a must for any celebration!
What will we need
- 100 g pears, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries
- 15 g of sugar
- 30 g of bacon
- 125 g ermine (wheel)
- Mix diced pears, cranberries and sugar in a saucepan.
- Add ¼ cup water and cook over low heat until the pears are soft and the syrup has thickened a bit.
- Fry the bacon until crispy.
- Cut off the top part of the ermine.
- Hollow out the ermine and mix the cheese with the pear mixture and place back into the hollowed ermine.
- Wrap the ermine in foil and put it in the oven at 180 °C for 6-10 minutes until it softens.
- Serve with bread or crackers.
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What to combine ermine with
Ermine has a subtle flavor profile and creamy texture that makes it easy to pair with a variety of foods. This cheese isn’t too strong, so it’s an easy way to incorporate it.
Ermine goes best with sweet fruits, especially stone fruits such as peaches, figs, apricots and plums.
You can also pair it with grapes and other berries such as fresh blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and apple slices.
If you want to go the sweeter route, try cooking ermine with caramelized plums.
Ermine tastes great with the earthy flavor of mushrooms such as champignons with rosemary and olive oil.
Another great option is the combination of caramelized onions.