November 25, 2011

Leftover Goat Cheese Fritter and Tomato Stacks

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and got to spend it with all their family, friends and loved ones.

I was lucky enough to spend the day in Virginia with some amazing southern food made by Paul's mother, mixed with great family, some football, a little scrabble and some vino. Wonderful. The day was perfect.

Now I am sure everyone has a ton of leftover recipes coming out over the next couple of days and I have one to add to the bunch, but it's not exactly a Thanksgiving traditional leftover.

{Don't run away, it is still delicious} 
I had an amazing salad the other night but as delicious as it was, there was a lot left on my plate and I just couldn't finish it all. But lucky for me, I had plans for my delicious little fritter. 

There are always ways to re-vamp leftovers and for me, anything with cheese has a ton of opportunities. This is very simple but with what was in the house it was amazing. I normally make my own fritters for my salads but when I have leftovers that were made for me, those won't go to waste.
Leftover Goat Cheese Fritter and Tomato Stacks
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 

leftover goat cheese fritters (or make recipe below)
heirloom tomatos, thickly sliced
fresh basil, minced

Heat fritter in a convectional/ toaster oven for 1-3 minutes on medium heat until cheese is warmed inside. Layer on top of tomato slices. Top with fresh basil.
Goat Cheese Fritter
8 oz goat cheese
2 eggs
dried bread crumbs (I recommend using plain bread crumbs, not Panko for this recipe)
1/2 cup canola oil

Cut the goat cheese into 12 slices (freeze the goat cheese before slicing to make the cut easier). Batter the cheese in beaten eggs, and coat all over with breadcrumbs. Fry up each cheese slice in a couple inches of oil for 1-2 min on each side until breadcrumbs are nice and crispy. 
Remove fritter with a slotted spoon and let cool on a paper towel. 



Ann said...

Oh, this is delicious! So different from the traditional Thanksgiving it!

Mary said...

This is so cool! I love using my leftovers like this. Right now a huge slice of tomato sounds awesome, even all by itself.