My two favorite foods are cheese and crunchy foods. Yes, I know that crunchy foods aren’t a specific food per se but I’m a sucker for anything with a bit of crunch. Put a box of crackers in front of me and they’ll be gone in one sitting, I have no shame…Ok, maybe a little shame that’s why I love creating low-carb recipes that are crunchy and what better way than to use Moon Cheese, our favorite cheesy crunchy snack. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Today (July 20th, 2019) is the 50 year anniversary of the first Moon landing so we’re celebrating with these Fried Goat Cheese Poppers! I’ve always been a bit of a space nerd.
One year my family and I were on a family vacation headed to Pensacola, FL. We were driving through Huntsville AL and I saw a billboard that said “Space Camp, turn right”. Well obviously, that’s what we HAD to do, when my parents wouldn’t let me go I’ve never been more disappointed in my life, I mean I was in 1st grade at that point so take that for what it’s worth, ha!
Anyways, the point being that today is a fun day to look back on the lunar landing and celebrate how far us humans have been able to go.
This recipe makes a great side dish, appetizer, or party finger food. The cheese mixture has the goat cheese, fresh herbs like parsley, basil, thyme, and rosemary, as well as crispy prosciutto. Then I’ve rolled the poppers in a gouda “bread crumb” mixture made out of gouda Moon Cheese, fried them up and topped them off with a spicy serrano gouda pesto! Talk about a bite of heaven.
For the pesto I’ve used the gouda Moon Cheese in place of pine nuts and it worked perfectly. Its double cheesy thanks to the classic parmesan but the gouda takes the crunchy, nutty place of the pine nuts.
I hope you enjoy these poppers! Be sure to drop a comment below if you make them or better yet tag both @castiron_keto and @mooncheesesnacks on Instagram to show us your creation!