Goat’s Cheese Fritters with Maple Pea Purée

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Goats cheese fritters with maple pea puree (student ambassador) 3 (1)
4 portions


  • 200g soft goats’ cheese, chilled
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 5g chives, finely chopped
  • 65g frozen peas
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs
  • 30g flour 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 20g pickled radish
  • Salad cress, for garnishing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the goats’ cheese, maple syrup, chives, salt and pepper and mix well
  2. Form the mixture into 8-10 balls, place on a tray and refrigerate while you prepare the pea mixture
  3. Bring a pot of water to the boil, add the peas and cook on a rolling boil for two minutes. Drain the peas and plunge them into a bowl of ice water
  4. Drain the peas again and place them in blender, blending until smooth. Add some water if the purée is too thick, it should be a smooth consistency
  5. Set up a station with three containers, one containing the flour seasoned with salt and pepper, one with the beaten eggs and one with the breadcrumbs
  6. Take your goats’ cheese balls out of the fridge and put one in the seasoned flour, making sure that it is well-coated
  7. Shake off any excess flour and dip into the beaten egg, again making sure it is well coated
  8. Finally roll the goat cheese ball onto the breadcrumbs, again making sure it is well coated
  9. Tap the ball firmly to ensure that the breadcrumbs are well attached and place onto a clean plate or tray
  10. Repeat the process with the remaining balls, cover and store them in the fridge, allowing to chill and set for one hour before deep frying
  11. Once ready to cook, heat your oil for frying to 170-180°C. If you don’t have a fryer, you can use a deep frying pan but make sure the oil is only filled up to ⅓ of the pan
  12. Cook each fritter for 1-2 mins until golden brown. Place on a cooling tray, ready to be plated
  13. Add small dollops of pea purée around a serving plate, place a fritter on each dot with some pickled radish and cress on top for garnish

Need some inspiration for your Christmas canapés? Look no further than these creamy goat’s cheese fritters! The sweetness of the maple syrup pairs perfectly with the tangy flavours of the goat’s cheese.

If you like the look of this goat’s cheese canapé, make sure to check out our other canapés.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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