Ingredients:

10 oz log of goat cheese

Panko bread crumbs

Tuscan Herb or Leccino Olive Oil from The Tasteful Olive

 

Directions:

Put cheese log in freezer for at least 45 min. If using a smaller or larger log, adjust your time accordingly.

Heat either olive oil in a nonstick skillet until a splash of water from your finger "dances" (do not heat oil hot enough to be at a smoke point). While oil is heating, carefully slice cheese vertically to make about 7 medallions of cheese, or each about 1/2" thick. With cheese still cold, drizzle both sides of cheese medallions with either the Tuscan Herb or the Leccino olive oil. Press cheese into Panko crumbs. Pan-fry medallions all at once, browning each side until golden. Flip with a spatula, then brown on reverse side. Remove with spatula, being careful not to puncture or the cheese will melt out. Serve on top of salad greens, as an appetizer, or as a side dish.

Prep time about 30 min.

     recipe by Ann Marie Scahill