Fried Goat Cheese
Goat cheese has a very luxurious reputation. This recipe for Fried Goat Cheese can be found in fancy restaurants' salad or appetizer menus for way more than the prize it would take for you to make a whole log!
It's no secret that fried cheese is yummy. Take fried mozzarella sticks you often find in greasy spoon restaurants and bars. Fried goat cheese, takes this idea up a few notches and can easily be served at events in your home, or an elegant midweek dinner.
Don't let the idea fool you, it's so much easier to make that you think! Serve it on top of Spring Mix (Mesculin) Salad or in an antipasto platter with ham, sliced apples and other fruits with bread or crackers.
This would be a great meal to be served with a crisp and fruity white wine, like a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
- 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 log of Goat Cheese – about 4 ounces
- 2 large eggs – beaten
- Plain bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons Italian (flat leaf) parsley – finely chopped
Take the log of goat cheese and place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes, so that it gets firm.
After 10 minutes, take a serrated knife and cut the goat cheese log into thick slices and place back into the freezer for another 5 minutes to get firm again.
Take the sliced goat cheese out of the freezer after 5 minutes and, one by one, dip the goat cheese in the egg mixture and then coat it in the breadcrumbs.
If the goat cheese starts to break apart, simply mold it back together with your hands and continue.
Once you are finished coating all the goat cheese slices. Pop them back in the freezer to get firm and then heat your frying pan in medium heat.
Fry up each slice of goat cheese until golden brown and serve on top of a simple salad , or with sliced apples and fruits, fresh ham and crackers.