Aug 4, 2011

Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

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.

Fresh Greens with Chicken and Fried Goat Cheese

This one's a keeper.


  1. You are so creative. It makes me want to get a little fancy with my salads. I am always doing the same boring stuff. Plus my hubby will not just eat a salad... LOL... he wants some meat and potatoes... LOL!

  2. wowza! i've never heard of fried goat cheese. i HAVE to try this!!!

  3. sigh...I'm counting down til when we can cook together. I see a lot of late night cooking going down when that happens! :)

  4. There is a sandwich at Leon's that has fried goat cheese on it as well as chicken and greens on a flatbread type sandwich, it is WONDERFUL. You have to try it if you like the fried goat cheese, delish!

  5. Ohh my.
    I've been craving goat chesse and cracker for a few weeks and now I have an even better reason to buy it!!
    That salad looks soo good. I just ate lunch but I think I could eat that whole thing :)

  6. oh my this looks tasty! gonna have to try it. ps - our big lots had loads of panko bread crumbs last week at a really good price.


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