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A great appetizer! Serve these hot cheese rounds as a first course, with a salad, or cut or
make them in smaller sizes and serve them as an appetizer. I served this appetizer with
Roasted Olives with Fennel and Lemon.
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Appetizer Recipes for more great appetizer ideas.
Goat Cheese Medallions Recipe:
makes 14 medallions
Prep time: 20 min
Bake time: 6 min
1 (7-inch) soft
goat cheese logs
1/4 cup extra-virgin
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs*
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, ground**
1/2 to 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (according to your taste)
Making Homemade Bread Crumbs
** To toast hazelnuts: Preheat oven to 350
degrees F. Place whole hazelnuts in a large baking pan and bake, stirring frequently, for
10 to 15 minutes or until lightly toasted (watch carefully to keep nuts from burning).
Remove from oven immediately and wrap nuts in a double thickness of paper toweling. Place
wrapped nuts in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag and allow nuts to steam for 5 minutes.
Roll enclosed nuts back and forth on a hard surface to remove skins. Remove nuts from bag
and toweling; discard skins.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the goat cheese into 1/2-inch slices. Tip: Use dental floss to slice the cheese logs cleanly.
Pour olive oil into a small bowl; dip goat cheese slices into olive oil and coat both sides of each slice.
In another small bowl, combine bread crumbs, hazelnuts, and pepper; place the
olive oil coated goat cheese slices into the crumb mixture (gently pat nut mixture onto the goat cheese, turning to coat all sides).
Place the prepared goat cheese medallions on a non-stick or lightly oiled baking sheet. (NOTE: the croutons may be refrigerated at this
point for several hours or even overnight). Bake for approximately 5 to 6 minutes or until the cheese softens slightly.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Makes 14 medallions.