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Air Fryer Goat Cheese Fritters

Air Fryer Goat Cheese Fritters

Is there anything better than fried cheese?? Only if it's made in the air fryer and therefore healthy! —Salt+Rye


  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like more heat)
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cups Panko bread crumbs


  1. Divide goat cheese into 8 pieces, and roll them into balls. Place on a plate or tray and stick in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 4 minutes.
  3. Place the flour, whisked egg, and panko in 3 separate bowls. Add rosemary, salt, and red pepper flakes to the panko crumbs.
  4. First lightly coat the balls in flour, dusting off any excess. Coat with the egg wash, then cover in panko crumbs.
  5. Once the fryer is preheated, spray the basket with cooking spray (I use avocado oil in a Misto sprayer)
  6. Place the panko-crusted goat cheese in the fryer basket and cook at 400° for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
  7. The cheese will be super melty when they first come out, making them hard to remove from the basket. Set the basket on a kitchen towel and let the fritters cool down a bit before removing them gently with a fork.

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