Sparkenhoe Panko Dumplings

8 November 2017 — Party, Snack, Starter

Sparkenhoe Panko Dumplings


  • 50g butter
  • 110g grated Sparkenhoe Red Leicester
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 small eggs, beaten
  • 150g white breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 tbsps Panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

How to make it

For an indulgent Christmas treat that are perfect for parties, or little bites for unexpected guests during the holidays, try these Sparkenhoe Red Leicester dumplings with Panko breadcrumbs. Serve with a side dip of Tomato Chilli Chutney.

  • Cream together butter and Sparkenhoe, adding a little salt and pepper
  • Beat in all but 2tbsps of the beaten egg
  • Add 1-2 tbsps of the white breadcrumbs
  • Work in remaining crumbs to make a stiff paste
  • Flour your hands in preparation to roll the mixture into small balls – approx 36
  • Leave the balls for an hour to rest
  • With a skewer, dip each ball in the remaining beaten egg, and then dip into the Panko
  • In a deep-rimmed frying pan heat 1 inch of oil
  • Cooking only a few at a time, place in oil to fry, turning regularly until golden
  • Drain on kitchen paper
  • Serve these panko dumplings with Cartwright and Butler’s Tomato Chilli Chutney

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