Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fried Goat Cheese

I know what you're thinking: "Another cooking post?  Really?"  Fortunately for you, the answer is yes.  Because this is too good not to share.

J has a thing for goat cheese.  Which sounds weird if you didn't know that he went to culinary school and has a slightly more refined palette than the average Joe.  But the boy loves his goat cheese so I had to try this recipe that I found on Pinterest:

it's kind of hard to make fried goat cheese look photogenic.

*note: I did not measure any of the below ingredients, I just went with what looked like a good amount of everything.*

Fried Goat Cheese
1 16 oz log of plain goat cheese
Panko Bread Crumbs
Kosher Salt

1.  Place goat cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes to harden and make it easier to slice
2.  Combine panko, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl
3.  Add eggs (I used 2) to a small bowl and whisk
4.  Add flour to another small bowl (I used about a cup)
5.  Dip a slice of the goat cheese in the flour to coat
6.  Dip the cheese into the egg mixture
7.  Coat the cheese with the panko mixture
8.  Heat a small amount of vegetable oil on the stove on medium high heat (I used maybe 4 Tablespoons)
9.  Once the oil is hot enough, place the breaded cheese slices into the oil for about 20 second on each side.
10.  Let cool for a minute and enjoy!

A few recommendations:

Use just a pinch of salt.  Between the flavor of the goat cheese and the rest of the herbs, you'll have plenty of savory-ness.  And keep a close eye on the cheese as it's frying.  It only takes a little bit for the panko to turn golden brown and for the cheese to become that delicious gooey texture.

I made these for a little appetizer but J later added them to his salad for an extra kick.  Which I would have enjoyed as well had there been any leftover for me...


Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

You need to stop posting about your delicious foods while I'm eating breakfast. I want to eat this right now!

Melissa said...

i was going to feel bad until i saw that you were having CUPCAKES for breakfast!

Seeking Style said...

Wow that sounds amazing! haha

xo Jennifer

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