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Warm French Goat's Cheese Salad (Salade de Chêvre Chaud)
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Recipe video above. Warm Goat’s Cheese Salad is a classic starter found in bistros all across France. Called Salade de Chêvre Chaud, it's a fresh leaf salad with nuts and bacon, and crowned with pan-fried goat’s cheese medallions that are golden outside and oozing inside. Simple to make, this most French of French salads makes for a chic change from the usual crumbled goats cheese number!Serves 4 as a starter, or 2 as a meal

    Ingredients

    • 2 x 60g / 2oz ripened goat's cheese (, each round 5-6cm (2-2.2") wide, ideally AOC (Note 1))
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tbsp flour (, plain / all-purpose)
    • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (regular kind, else sub panko; (Note 2))
    • 30g / 2 tbsp butter (, unsalted)
    • 2 tsp pine nuts
    • 1/4 cup walnuts
    • 100g / 3.5oz bacon (streaky; cut into 0.5 x 1.25cm (1/5 x 1/2") lardons)
    • 1/2 head of red oak or bibb lettuce (large) (, washed, dried and leaves torn into 2 or 3 large pieces; (Note 3))
    • 1 tomato (large; cut into 8 wedges)
    • 1/2 tsp chives (, finely chopped)
    • 1/4 tsp garlic (, very finely minced)
    • 1 tbsp eschalot (, finely diced (~ 1 tbsp); (Note 4))
    • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar ((the best quality you can afford))
    • 4 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ((the best quality you can afford))
    • 1/8 tsp salt

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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