Fried Goat Cheese
Easy, quick & delicious! In addition to the ingredients, you’ll need three bowls and a plate with some paper towels to soak up the oil after frying…
- Goat cheese log, freeze 15 minutes before cutting
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1 tspn each thyme & parsley
- 1/2 tspn garlic powder
- 1/4 tspn fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten in a separate bowl & left by itself (Poor egg!)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (also alone in it’s own bowl)
- vegetable oil (for the pan for frying)
- Freeze the cheese log for about 15 minutes to firm it up before cutting.
- In one bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, pecans, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a small bowl. The beaten egg is in a separate bowl and the flour is in it’s own separate bowl.
- Remove the cheese from the freezer. Slice the goat cheese into ½” rounds. You can reshape the cheese easily after it’s been dipped in flour.
- Dip the cheese in the flour, then egg, and then panko mixture and coat both sides.
- In a small frying pan, add enough oil to reach halfway up the goat cheese. Heat the pan over medium-high heat
- Carefully place the cheese into the pan and cook until golden brown which is pretty quick…only about 30 to 45 seconds. Flip it and fry the other side.
- Drain the fried cheese on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
- It holds well and stays crisp for at least an hour if you want to prepare it ahead of time.