Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup soft goat cheese (chevre)
- 1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- Optional Accompaniments:
- English muffins or little toasts
- Thinly sliced radishes
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Tiny cherry tomatoes
Place the bread crumbs on a plate, grind in some fresh black pepper, and stir to mix. Press the cheese patties into the crumbs until coated on both sides and around the edges.
Place a heavy, nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, wait about 30 seconds, then swirl to coat the pan. When the skillet is very hot, add the coated cheese patties and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, adding more oil if necessary. When they are done to your liking, transfer the sauteed patties to a plate lined with a double thickness of paper towels.
Serve hot or very warm, sprinkled with more freshly ground black pepper, along with your choice of accompaniments.
Yield: About 4 servings (2 patties each); easily multiplied
Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside, these patties are a luxurious treat. Eat them plain or accompanied by little toasts and some vegetables and olives. They also fit perfectly on an English muffin or tucked inside a cooked portobello mushroom. You can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight wrapper or container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They reheat very quickly (about 20 seconds on High) in a microwave. You can also keep the patties warm in a 300-degree F oven just after cooking them.
Recipe Source: Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe by Mollie Katzen (Hyperion)
Reprinted with permission.