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dimsumgirl Apr 17, 2011 03:40 PM

I have some extra goat cheese from something else that I made. I have 8 oz. leftover. What would you do if you had it?

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    Val Apr 17, 2011 03:43 PM

    3 ounces can go into this snarf-snarf delicious epicurious recipe for Chicken goat Cheese and rosemary recipe...99% would make it again...heh...I've made it probably over 20 times...really fabulous and pretty simple!
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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      dimsumgirl Apr 20, 2011 06:34 AM

      Thanks for the chicken idea. I made the chicken and it was delicious! Thanks to the other hounds that responded, I think I will freeze the remainder and use some of these ideas later. Thanks all!

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      jessinEC Apr 17, 2011 06:21 PM

      Well, on New Year's I made grilled goat cheese & nutella sandwiches. They were a huge hit -- kids & adults alike.

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        escondido123 Apr 17, 2011 06:29 PM

        I might cut it into thick disks and freeze them. Later I'd dip them in beaten egg and then fresh bread crumbs and fry in olive oil until crispy. Serve over a green salad with a mustard vinaigrette.

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          sedimental Apr 17, 2011 07:50 PM

          Similarly, while not terribly creative...I love the thick frozen disks rolled in walnuts -baked and served with red berry vinaigrette.

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            DoobieWah Apr 18, 2011 08:46 AM

            Yup.

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              DoobieWah Apr 19, 2011 04:16 PM

              Hey DSG! I replied on this yesterday, but just now realized this was your thread!

              The good thing about this suggestion is that they are easy to keep. Just freeze the disks and dip and coat the frozen disks just before serving. You can experiment with different crumbs as noted above, (even walnuts!).

              Let us know what you wind up doing.

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            4Snisl Apr 17, 2011 07:08 PM

            Not terribly creative, but one of my favorite snacks in chevre spread on tart apple slices, with cracked black pepper on top.

            1. mariacarmen Apr 17, 2011 11:44 PM

              goat cheese mashed potatoes with chopped chives
              goat cheese deviled eggs

              1. Delucacheesemonger Apr 18, 2011 05:26 AM

                Make salad of your choice, take cheese cut in 3/4 inch rounds under broiler till brown on top
                place upon salad,
                eat

                1. hypomyces Apr 18, 2011 05:39 AM

                  Whip up the goat cheese with pureéd roasted garlic, fresh ground pepper, a little chive and stuff the mixture into pitted Medjool dates.
                  You can serve them as-is with cocktails, or grill a few seconds under the broiler and serve with mabey a roasted beet and walnut salad, or wrap them in phyllo in a 'Bon-bon' shape, cook 'em up and serve with a reduced mosto cotto
                  p.s cut the phyllo in strips 11/2 inches longer that the date, roll, then twist the ends.

                   
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                    todao Apr 18, 2011 07:25 AM

                    Does "cook 'em up" infer baking or some other cooking method?

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                      hypomyces Apr 18, 2011 05:33 PM

                      Sorry, I was getting lazy. You cook them in a 400F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.

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                    Eggplantina Apr 18, 2011 07:59 PM

                    I love goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes on a cracker or a really good piece of bread. I make a goat cheese, pecan and cranberry log too, everyone loves it.

                    Toss with a bit of ricotta and butter with hot pasta--yum!

                    You could always use it as a pizza topping, too.

                    1. goodhealthgourmet Apr 18, 2011 08:11 PM

                      since everyone else went savory, i'll go sweet...goat cheese brownies or cheesecake.

                      other ideas here:
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/586512
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/660046
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/699772

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                        Caitlin McGrath Apr 18, 2011 09:48 PM

                        Tell me about goat cheese brownies, please. Like cheesecake-swirl brownies but with goat cheese, or does the goat cheese figure in another way?

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                          goodhealthgourmet Apr 19, 2011 06:05 PM

                          oh man, are you in for a treat :)

                          you can do it one of two ways:
                          - cream the goat cheese with the butter, sugar & eggs so it blends completely into the batter
                          OR
                          - use it as a substitute for the cream cheese in your favorite cheesecake/cream cheese swirl brownies.

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                            Caitlin McGrath Apr 19, 2011 07:56 PM

                            Awesome ideas, thanks.

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                        debrolex Apr 19, 2011 11:00 PM

                        Ooooo..."Roasted Garlic Plate" is the BEST way to use up goat cheese! I recently discovered this at an award-winning restaurant just down the street. After eating this, I can see why they win awards!

                        On the plate were the following: 2 large roasted garlic heads, pile of warm melty goat cheese, warmed black and green olives, roasted tomatoes, roasted red and green sweet peppers and plenty of sliced toasted bread.

                        I roasted the garlic covered for 20 min first (slice the tops, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with s&p and roast at 350°), then add the goat cheese in the corner of the roasting pan (uncovered) as well as adding in the olives, tomatoes and peppers. Roast for ~45 min.

                        (I also roasted sliced zucchini slices and thinly sliced red potatoes - both drizzled with evoo and s&p, but this wasn't on their plate.)

                        We found by changing up the combos on the toast, you got a completely different flavour. My fave was spreading roasted garlic on the toast, then piling on zucchini, goat cheese, tomatoes and black olives. Incredible!

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                          jjjrfoodie Apr 20, 2011 12:00 AM

                          Deep fried goat cheese medallions over arugala with basalmic dressing.
                          Yum.
                          If no deep fry then cut into medallions, dredge in flour, then egg, then panko and pan fry.
                          Balsalmic vinegar dressing of choice.

                          For pasta dish:
                          goat cheese, heavy cream, basil and fresh tomato.
                          Salt pepper and chili flake to taste.
                          Saute all till hot til warm except basil.
                          Cook pasta.
                          Add all including basil.
                          Garnish with parm.

                          Still the identical knock-off of a local restaurant favorite.

                          Mix with above

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