Pan fried goats cheese

A crisp-crumbed cheese served hot and melting with Serrano ham and baked fig from Paul Merrett
By Paul Merrett
Pan fried goats cheese
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1x80 g slice goats' cheese, (chèvre buche) 8cm across, 2cm deep
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 fig, quartered

To serve

  • 3-4 slices Serrano ham
  • pea cress shoots
  • white truffle honey
  • reduced balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 and put a baking tray in the oven to heat.

2. Dust the goats' cheese with the flour; dip it in the beaten egg, then roll it in the breadcrumbs.

3. Heat a frying pan and cook the cheese for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from the pan to a plate.

4. Place the fig quarters on the hot baking tray and cook in the oven for 5 minutes.

5. To serve: Lay the Serrano ham on top of the goats' cheese. Place the fig quarters on top then top the fig with a handful of pea cress. Drizzle with white truffle honey and the reduced balsamic vinegar before serving.

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