In the days before babies and suburbs, Brett and I would use deep fried brie as a motivator for an evening stroll. There is a great little restaurant, located in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy, named Utopia that offers ‘Crispy Brie Cheese’ on their menu. The restaurant was perfect walking distance from our apartment and the crispy, gooey cheese treat always seemed worthy of dropping everything for.
The Utopia menu describes their dish as ‘brie wrapped in rice paper and served with raspberry coulis’. For my version, I’m using spring roll wraps to roll the brie with and dipping it into my grandmother’s homemade cranberry sunflower chutney. See, life is still decadent in the suburbs, and the 200 calories each of these brie bundles offer are all the motivation I need to get outside and walk.
Deep-Fried Brie (Happy Friday!)
You will need:
- 1 package spring roll pastry (find this in the frozen food section of you grocery store, likely with the Chinese dumplings)
- 1 wheel of brie (small for 2 people, large for more)
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- raspberry jam, cranberry sauce, or another dipping sauce of your choice