Fried goats cheese with honey and figs

Try Paul Merrett's tangy goats' cheese fried in tempura batter, drizzled with honey and served with ripe figs
By Paul Merrett
Fried goats cheese with honey and figs
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 monte enebro goats' cheese
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 4 tbsp tempura flour, or batter mix
  • 1 small bottle sparkling water
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2-3 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 ripe black figs
  • 4 tbsp chopped rocket

To serve

  • sliced ham
  • crusty bread


1. Slice the cheese and dust with plain flour, shaking off any excess.

2. Mix 4 tablespoons of tempura flour with a little cold fizzy water to form a batter. Add more water or flour as necessary.

3. Dip the dusted slices of cheese in the batter and fry in 2 inches of hot oil until golden. Remove and drain on kitchen roll.

4. Place the drained cheese on serving plates with a slice of ham. Drizzle generously with honey and top with figs, cut into wedges. Sprinkle over the rocket.

5. Serve with crusty bread

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