Fried Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

I’ll admit, this fried goat cheese was so good, I almost ate all four pieces I made in one sitting. I had three. Super easy and delicious, you’ll have as much fun making this as eating it!

I found the recipe here, but I tweaked it just a bit for my personal preferences.


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


1 large egg, lightly beaten

2/3 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

6 ounces goat cheese

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 firm but ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced

Salad greens (I used a blend of spinach, mizuna, chard and kale.)



In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, mustard and 1/2 tsp. salt to make the salad dressing.

Place beaten egg in a bowl. Place panko in another bowl.

Line baking sheet with parchment. Slice goat cheese log into rounds. Dip rounds into egg, then into panko to coat. Place on baking sheet and freeze for about 5 minutes.

Warm oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium. Cook goat cheese rounds, turning once, until panko is golden, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Toss greens and pear with dressing and top with Craisins. Place fried goat cheese either on top or on the side. Enjoy!



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