Pecan-Crusted Brie with Caramelized Fennel and Onions

Soy-free
Low-Carbohydrate
Low-Fat
Low-Sodium
Low-Sugar
Vegetarian / Meatless
Dish type
Appetizer
Serves
8
Ready in
40 minutes*

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, finely ground
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. Brie, chilled
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, quartered and sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups peanut oil, plus more as needed

Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes*
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ready in
40 minutes*
  1. Place cream, flour and eggs in 3 separate shallow dishes. In a fourth dish combine panko and pecans. Season flour with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cut Brie into 8 equal wedges. Dip 1 wedge in cream and then in flour, turning to coat. Dip in egg and then coat with panko mixture. Repeat with remaining Brie wedges. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. In a large skillet heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add fennel, onion and vinegar; sprinkle with sugar, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat; cook and stir until very soft and deep golden brown. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  4. Fill a large, deep saucepan with peanut oil to a depth of 2 inches. Place over medium-high heat; heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375°F. Working in batches, add Brie wedges and cook 2 minutes per side. (If adding oil to maintain depth, heat before adding Brie.)
  5. Arrange Brie wedges on each of 4 plates. Top with fennel?onion mixture and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 372, Calories Fat 280, Total Fat 31g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 123mg, Sodium 236mg, Carbohydrate 13g, Protein 10g
Serving Size1
Calories372
Calories Fat280
Calories (fat) extra75
Total Fat31g
Total Fat (extra)48
Saturated Fat10g
Saturated Fat (extra)52
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol123mg
Cholesterol (extra)41
Sodium236mg
Sodium (extra)10
Potassium237mg
Carbohydrate13g
Carbohydrate (extra)5
Fiber2g
Fiber (extra)9
Sugars1g
Protein10g
Omega30g
Vitamin A476IU
Vitamin A (extra)10
Vitamin C4mg
Vitamin C (extra)8
Iron1mg
Iron (extra)6