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Fried Goat Cheese & Rapunzel Salad

‘Tis the season to be cheesy…

That’s right! It’s Christmas time and with all the holiday dinners and family get-togethers coming up, food is often on our minds – especially if you’re the host of this year’s holiday party.

Let’s be honest – hosting a holiday party is not easy. It takes a lot of planning, preparing, and making calculated decisions to pull it off. No doubt, with so many considerations and restrictions to juggle, something that may seem simple suddenly gets overwhelming.

As a matter of fact, that’s how Snow how to eat hopes to help! Throughout December, explore and find the various recipes and tips available for getting through the holiday season from your friendly, neighborhood blog. With this year’s holiday series of posts, you will find everything from finger-foods to fancy new year sweets on Snow how to eat…but before we get too excited, let’s start with this easy appetizer that will surely impress your family and friends!

Fried Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad

2016-12-10 09:45:04

Serves 4

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Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

5 min

Total Time

20 min

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

5 min

Total Time

20 min

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs*

  2. 1/2 cup flour

  3. 2 whole eggs

  4. 2 packages of goat cheese

  5. 1 box of arugula**

  6. 8-10 strawberries

  7. Pecans

  8. Olive oil

  9. Balsamic glaze

  10. Salt & pepper

Prepare 3 separate bowls

  1. Mix the eggs with 2 Tbs of water in the first bowl;

  2. Place the flour is the second;

  3. Place the crumbs in the third;

  4. Slice the goat cheese into 8 even pieces***

  5. Dunk each slice of cheese into the flour, shaking off the excess, and then into the egg mixture. Finally, dunk the cheese into the breadcrumbs, ensuring that all sides are covered.

  6. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add 4 slices of goat cheese at a time and fry each side for about 45 seconds, or until golden. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and begin preparing the salad.

  7. Slice up the strawberries into 2 or 4 pieces. Place about a handful of arugula onto each plate, sprinkling the strawberries and pecans on top. Slip the cheese onto the the plates and drizzle some olive oil and balsamic glaze over the salad and add some salt & pepper to taste.

Notes

  1. *switch it up by grinding up some pretzels, crackers, or even cookies to use as the crust!

  2. **try something a little different or fairy tale-like, such as mâche (also known as rapunzel!)

  3. ***refrigerate the cheese for 20 minutes before slicing

Snow How to Eat | Toronto Food Blog https://www.snowhowtoeat.com/

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