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Fresh salad with warm goat cheese
If you want to elevate a salad to something unforgettable, try topping it with rounds of warm, crispy, melty goat cheese. I made this a couple of nights ago using tender lettuces from our garden and it took me to a new place.
- 1 (11-ounce) log plain goat cheese
- 2 extra-large egg whites, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup dried white bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Enough fresh salad greens for 6 servings
- Dried cherries or cranberries, optional
- Your favorite vinaigrette dressing, or honey mustard dressing
Pour whisked egg whites onto a plate. Combine bread crumbs and dried herbs on second plate.
Carefully slice the goat cheese into 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. Dip each slice into the beaten egg whites, then the bread crumbs, being sure the cheese is thoroughly coated. Place the slices on a rack and chill them thoroughly - at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Five minutes or so before serving, toss salad greens with dressing and optional dried fruit and divide evenly among 6 salad plates.
Melt 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Cook the goat cheese rounds quickly on both sides until browned on the outside but not melted inside. Top each salad with 2 warm rounds and serve.