Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad was featured in the post about our Sweet Indoor Anniversary Picnic. It is one of our absolute favorites so we are happy to share it with you all. 

I love Sissy’s Strawberry & Fried Goat Cheese Salad 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, Niki. 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 Tablespoons 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 pecans to pan toast lightly with sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. This step can be omitted if you have a nut allergy or do not like nuts.Place the toasted goat cheese on to the sides of the salad and drizzle with balsamic glaze and honey. You can also make homemade croutons to accompany them as well. I use a multi grain fresh bake loaf from the deli, that I cut into 1/2″ slices. I coat them with a flavored olive oil like Persian Lime or Tuscan Herb to give them just a little zing. Then bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees in the oven. This is such a pretty salad and very versatile. You can make for a fancy dinner, ladies lunch or just a simple summer picnic. It is also a great vegetarian option for all my vegan friends out there too!


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

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  1. Looks delicious! I love goat cheese and definitely need to try this.

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    This sounds tasty I like a good salad recipe.

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  5. Jen this looks soo good! I’m having the family round for BBQ next weekend – they are normally salad dodgers but I have a feeling they will love this! x

  6. I am so glad you like the recipe. Be sure to let me know how they like it 🙂

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

  8. Jenna Melendez

    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!

  9. Petra Benjamin

    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.

  10. Alice Frederick

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

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    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. I linked over from the Little Picnic post to get this recipe. I is a perfect date night option. Thanks!

  13. cartier

    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.

  14. Little Farmgirl

    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+++++

  15. NVMD

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

  16. Addison Wheeler

    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!

  17. Gypsy Girl

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  18. Aubrey Andrews

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

  19. Cathy Clausan

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  20. You could do a balsamic grill chicken, that pairs nicely.

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  22. sunshine and daisies

    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.

  23. Beth

    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.

  24. 100% Cotton

    This is a great idea for a week night dinner,especially with the frozen goat cheese disks. I actually think this website deserves more consideration. I will be back again to read much more, thanks for that info.

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    I simply wanted to send you my appreciation again. This recipe turned out so good last weekend when I made it. IT was simple yet impressive at the same time. Perfectly paired with a Pinot Grigio. Cheers.

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  29. yellow posties

    Oh my can I simply say what an amazing dinner option. It sound so fresh and light I must try it.

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  31. Great Scott, You know how I love goat cheese! I must try this, the end.

  32. Dee Nemith

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  34. Navy Rat

    Sucha tasty treat for it to be a salad, I can see why you eat this once a week in the summer, I could eat it everyday it is so good. I just wanted to drop back by and give you a good review for the recipe.

  35. Justine

    So excited I found this article, as it made things so much quicker to make! I have been looking for the fried goat cheese salad recipe for some time now, I am book marking your page since I have searched fro months trying to find it again.

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  37. Angelina Hamlett

    I am actually thankful to the owner of this site who has shared this wonderful recipe here it is super yummy.

  38. Cassie

    I just love this recipe, that you for sharing for Easter it was perfect!

  39. Redoy

    This looks so delicious and healthy. thanks for sharing this, take care…

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