With the record-breaking heat wave hitting Oklahoma, I don't care to add extra heat to my house because something's cooking in the oven. So for dinner we had dinner salads topped with one of my favorite things: fried goat cheese.
I've had salads and sandwiches at restaurants with fried goat cheese but I've never made it myself. Until last night! Now that I know how easy it is, it will definitely be on the rotation.
Two days ago I tried a recipe for "fauxtisserie chicken". Another attempt at not using my oven for dinner and it came out perfect! Super tender and very juicy. I had half a chicken leftover so I wanted to use that chicken for our dinner salad last night.
Then I remember seeing a recipe I pinned on pinterest (pin no longer available) for fried goat cheese. So I decided to give it a try.
Now, I didn't completely follow the directions. Surprise. I tried staying close to the recipe but I didn't have a lot of panko left so I just used what I had, which was probably close to a 1/4 C so I just went with that and cut everything else down. I used about 4 oz of goat cheese, I skipped the flour, left out the thyme and didn't measure anything and it came out DELICIOUS.
For the salad, I used green leaf lettuce, sliced homegrown onions, shredded carrots, sliced strawberries and sliced cucumbers and topped it with balsamic vinaigrette. Then I topped it with three little fried goat cheese rounds and oh my, my.
This one's a keeper.