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DIY: Goat Cheese Croquettes with Local Honey and Thyme

February 25, 2021
Bring the flavors of SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival to your kitchen with our step-by-step Goat Cheese Croquettes (with local honey and thyme) recipe.

Seven Seas Food Festival is back to spoil your taste buds every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 9! This event features more than 200 mouthwatering options including 75+ craft brews, 50+ unique eats, and 75+ wines and spirits for you to enjoy. Reservations are required, so we recommend making yours early here.

Need to bring some of the flavor home? Put on your apron and head to the kitchen with our delicious Goat Cheese Croquette recipe. This is one of my favorite dishes the festival -- it's both savory and sweet, and we've resized the recipe down to be the perfect appetizer for your next family meal!

Goat Cheese Croquettes

Yields 23 Croquettes

Goat Cheese Croquettes Mix Ingredients
2 Pounds, 8 Ounces Goat Cheese
1 Pound Cream Cheese
6 Egg Yolks
1 Cup Buttermilk
1/2 Cup Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Onion Powder
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Black Ground Pepper
1/2 Cup Freshly Chopped Thyme

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined
  2. Spread the mixture out in to a 2" sheet pan
  3. Refrigerate until completely chilled and set

Seasoned Flour Ingredients
2 Quarts Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Black Ground Pepper

Egg Wash Ingredients
1 Quart, 1 Pint Eggs
1 Pint Buttermilk
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Black Ground Pepper

Seasoned Breadcrumbs Ingredients
1 Quart, 1 Pint Panko
1 Pint Italian Breadcrumbs
1 Pint Grated Romano or Parmesan
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Black Ground Pepper
1/4 Cup Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Onion Powder
1 Cup Dry Thyme

It's time to assemble your croquettes!

Directions

  1. Prepare a sheet with parchment and sprinkle with seasoned breadcrumbs mix
  2. Using a 1½-oz. scoop, ball and roll the goat cheese mix onto the prepped pan
  3. Freeze to set for at least 1 hour
  4. Coat the goat cheese balls in the seasoned flour and shark off excess
  5. Coat the goat cheese balls with the egg wash using a basting brush
  6. Coat the goat cheese balls with the seasoned breadcrumbs
  7. Line onto a sheet and freeze until ready to use

Are you hungry? It's cooking time!

Directions

  1. Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Carefully place the croquettes into the fryer and cook for about 6 minutes until golden crisp
  3. Remove from the oil and lightly shake off excess fat, place in a bowl and season with salt to taste
  4. Plate and drizzle with local honey, garnish with thyme or herb sprigs, and serve immediately

Bon appétit! We hope you enjoy these flavors from the SeaWorld kitchen in the comfort of your home, but we also want you to join us at our Seven Seas Food Festival. We have gone to great lengths to make your visit a safe one, including modified serving procedures, expanded areas of seating and high-top tables, and the ability to make touchless transactions at all festival locations. You can learn more about our enhanced health and safety measures here.

We hope to see you out at the Seven Seas Food Festival soon. Be sure to stay in the loop on everything happening at SeaWorld Orlando by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and right here on the SeaWorld Orlando Blog.