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    • MATH
    • By MATH 15th Mar 07, 1:36 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 1:36 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 1:36 PM
    You do need a deep fat fryer to make it.

    I occasionally still make it (despite the calories) because we like it at Chez MATH but I wouldn't serve it for a dinner party because it is a bit dated now. IMO

    If you can't lay hands on a deep fat fryer you could melt the bire in the microwave, slacken with a little milk and use to pour over a tossed green rocket salad with crispy bacon. I did this Christmas Day as a starter and it was delish. HTH
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  • saxy1
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:01 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:01 PM
    Thanks MATH. Do you think I could try shallow frying it?

    If not I have just bought some salad leaves and have bacon in fridge!!
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 15th Mar 07, 2:28 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:28 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:28 PM
    Hi saxy,

    You can deep fry just using a pan with oil but you need to be extremely careful. I don't have a deep fat fryer so I use this method occasionally. I never deep fry when there are kids about and never take my eyes off the pan.

    There's a recipe here for deep fried brie.

    Pink
  • Heth
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:31 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:31 PM
    My mother used to do this (with camembert) and just deep fryed in a normal pan. She served it with deep fried parsley and gooseberry jam. It made a yummy starter.
  • saxy1
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:44 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 2:44 PM
    Thanks guys! Will try the pan method - dont have kids so I only have to watch my OH!! (Will keep a wet tea towel close at hand!)

    Still got cranberry sauce left from xmas to go with it!

    Got loads of parsley too - might just give that a go!
    • reverie
    • By reverie 15th Mar 07, 3:27 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:27 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:27 PM
    If you covered it in egg, then breadcrumbs, could you bake it in a hot oven? It would be healthier too of course. (Not counting the yummy fat in the brie ) Or perhaps the cheese would melt before crisping outside?
    • angchris
    • By angchris 15th Mar 07, 3:30 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:30 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:30 PM
    If you covered it in egg, then breadcrumbs, could you bake it in a hot oven? It would be healthier too of course. (Not counting the yummy fat in the brie ) Or perhaps the cheese would melt before crisping outside?
    Originally posted by reverie
    alternatively just buy the cheese`s in the circular wooden boxes and put in the oven
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  • eryn_kathleen
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:41 PM
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    • 15th Mar 07, 3:41 PM
    Agree with above - I prefer baked to fried. I'd be tempted to put it in a small pyrex dish and try it out. Probably not as nice as a whole wheel would be, but still yum.
  • competitionscafe
    alternatively just buy the cheese`s in the circular wooden boxes and put in the oven
    Originally posted by angchris
    I do that too and then dip gherkins, steamed new potatoes and bread into it (like an easy cheese fondue, bit 70's, bit fattening but very yummy!).

    I rub the camembert with a peeled clove of garlic and also priXk it with a toothpick several times and put a few drops (literally) of white wine into the holes. Got the idea/recipe from a Nigel Slater book.

    My local shop sells baby whole camberts so you can do a mini-version too!

    BY the way melted brie is really nice in a bacon sandwich.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 15th Mar 07, 4:23 PM
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    Pink.
    There's a thread on baked camembert here

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  • tr3mor
    alternatively just buy the cheese`s in the circular wooden boxes and put in the oven
    Originally posted by angchris
    Make sure you get a box that is stapled, not glued. You could end up with an oven covered in cheese.
  • saxy1
    Well - tried the deep frying method, and ended up with a complete mess of oil, breadcrumbs and melted brie!!!!

    Think I will stick to MATH's idea for salad in future!!

    P.S. Have done the baked camembert on many occasion - yummy.
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