|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: Makes 8 (8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 38g||49%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These "croutons" are a fantastic way to turn that boring salad into something very special. Goat cheese has a delicious tanginess that is even more intense when warmed.
- 8 ounces goat cheese (the firm type, sold in logs)
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup vegetable oil (more or less for deep frying)
Cut the goat cheese into 8 equal sized cubes. Dust the cheese lightly with the cayenne and black pepper.
Mix the egg and milk together in a bowl. Gently toss the cheese in the egg until thoroughly coated.
Roll the cheese in the panko until completely covered. Press the crumbs gently into the surface.
Once thoroughly coated with crumbs, transfer to the freezer for at least 1 hour before frying.
Fill a large saucepan with 4 inches of vegetable oil and heat to 350 F.
Fry the cheese cubes for 3 to 4 minutes, or until well browned. The cheese should soft, but not completely liquefied.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain briefly.
Serve the croutons warm over any tossed salad.