Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad

This recipe was featured in the post about our indoor anniversary picnic (link here).

I love this recipe, it is one of our absolute favorites. We probably eat it once a week during the summer. It was originally given to me by one of my dear friend’s, and we called it Sissy’s Strawberry Salad because we have felt like we were more like sister’s than friends. So Mitzy Tarbubbles this one is for you, wink wink!!! So these are the basic ingredients you will need to make the fried goat cheese medallions. I use about 1 cup of flour, 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs, and 1 egg with 2 Tbls of water whisked in. I also season the egg mixture and the flour with salt and pepper. Next I roll the  log of goat cheese in flour, to help make in non stick. Then divide up the goat cheese into quarters, and then the quarters into quarters. This will give you 4 salads worth of medallions. I use a floured cheese knife to cut with, but you can use cooking twine or I even seen fishing line, it’s really whatever you are comfortable with doing. After you have the 16 medallions cut, I dredge them all in flour and shape into roundish coins. This is where you want to make sure the medallion are not breaking apart. You can even roll them into a ball and press them back out into coins if they start to fall apart. The next step I do in one action. I dip the floured cheese into the egg wash this coat with the breadcrumbs. It is just like making homemade fried chicken.  I place them on to a plate to put into the freezer  for 10 minutes to set them up. This step is something I added to the original recipe to help them survive the frying process. Also this become a great time to package and fully freeze the medallions.When I make the medallion I buy several goat cheese logs and make several batches at once. Then I freeze them until I am ready to fry up for a salad. This makes the recipe a healthy easy week night meal for families on the go. 

After the 10 mins in the freezer you can go ahead and pan fry them. You are basically cooking them for about 3-5 mins per side just to get a golden brown crust. 
During this time I recommend you wash and slice up your berries and add them to the spinach salad. Once golden brown remove the medallions from the oil to drain on a paper towel. Remove excess oil form pan and while still warm add in pecan to pan toast. This step can be omitted if you have a nut allergy or do not like nuts.Place the toasted goat cheese on to the side and drizzle with balsamic glaze and honey. You can also make homemade croutons to accompany them as well. I use a multi grain bankable loaf from the deli, cut into slices. I coat them with Persian Lime olive oil to give them just a little zing.  This is such a pretty salad and very versatile. You can make for a fancy dinner, and ladies lunch or just a simple summer picnic. It is also a vegetarian option for all my vegan friends out there too!!!

THE GROCERY LIST: 

Yields : 4 Dinner salads or 8 Side salads

1 16oz roll of Goat Cheese

1 cup flour

1-2 eggs

2 Tbls Water

1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs

4 Tbls oil (to fry)

1 cup pecans (optional) 

1 lg. pint strawberries

1 bottle Balsamic Glaze (to drizzle) 

1 bottle honey- I prefer orange blossom (to drizzle) 

1 loaf multi grain fruit and nut loaf

1/4 Persian Lime olive oil  or butter to toast croutons

 

24 Comments

  1. MMMMM this looks delicious a perfect light supper for sure. I do rather like goats cheese, and it’s its fried even better. I’m going to bookmark your web site and preserve checking for new information.

  2. I want to tell you that I have never had goat cheese before but if you say it’s good I will try it. You have impeccable taste so it must be good food.

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  6. Fantastic post, the picture are so bright and clear. Thanks for the share can’t wait to try it.

  7. My husband and I ended up having this meal the other night and it was so good. Many thanks for all the recipes!

  8. We are not really goat cheese people, but I must say this looks really good. Could I substitute out the goat cheese with something else? Thanks!

  9. We eat a lot of fresh veggies here on the farm, but I think this might become a summer staple when the berries come in. Love the idea to pre-make and freeze the goats cheese rounds. Time saving and yummy A+++++

  10. Yum, this looks so good and I love goat cheese. I’m very pleased that I stumbled throughout this in my search for something regarding this.

  11. I see your blog has some fresh new articles. Writing recipes takes a lot of time, but it’s so fun to share if your have a good one! This looks delightful, I may try to add it to my restaurant menu. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Oh boy this looks good. I love goat cheese and this combination wets my appetite, big time! Pinning for later.

  13. I am making this tonight to wish me luck. Your recipe seems clear and easy to follow. Hopefully mine will be a pretty as yours. No pinterest fails.

  14. This looks so good and such a awesome tip to pre-make the goat cheese and freeze, that would make a week night dinner very easy! Great blog to by the way, fan for life!

  15. I absolutely LOVE fried goat cheese! I will always order something like this and never make it myself- need to just go for it!

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