Gluten Free Baked Goat Cheese Medallions
OMGosh these are T.D.F. (to die for)! Serve with over baby spinach with Aunt Pauline’s Tomato and Cucumber Salad.
They make a great “company salad” for your next BBQ…so easy with this Spinach Watermelon Salad, just a few minutes to prep, plate and serve.
When you avoid gluten and cow’s milk dairy, you really miss some textures. Crunchy bite wth a soft creamy interior…these Goat Cheese Medallions fill the ticket! This recipe has a few “steps” but is really very easy to create and worth the time and effort.
Kirkland Fresh Goat Cheese at Costco has the best buy on goat cheese, twice as much for the same price at other grocery stores; around $7.00 for two 10.5-ounce rolls. But you can usually get goat cheese at any grocery deli case. It’s OK to purchase a larger amount than you plan to use; it freezes well.
Haven’t tried goat cheese? It is a little stronger flavor than cow’s milk cheese with the consistency of cream cheese. Organic goat cheese tends to have a milder flavor. Like cream cheese, goat cheese tends to take on the flavors of whatever you combine it with so you can be creative and add your favorite flavors. You can make it sweet, savory or leave it plain.
Another favorite salad for these medallions is my Spinach Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions with a Balsamic Reduction. A real show stopper for company or a quick salad when you are on the run.
I cut my goat cheese rounds according to the ounces on the package so each round is 1 ounce. You’ll notice you can get 20 rounds from this Costco package that costs around $7.00 US. A 3 ounce package at my local grocery runs around $5 and an organic 3 ounce package costs the same as the Costco 20 ounce package.
It’s so simple to cut the rounds, freeze individually and then when you are ready to eat, pull out, dip in the panko crumbs and pan fry or bake. When these are frozen I’ll put them in a zip loc baggie and be sure to write what they are and the date.
I also love to use a gluten free Panko crumb like Vans, with Everything Bagel seasoning. You can get a lifetime size jar of Everything Bagel at Costco, I prefer the mix from Savory Spice shop, but admittedly Costco is more economical. Try it on any cooked veggie…or even in your salad…YUMMM!
Look at the mouth watering crispy crust on the soft warm cheese inside, TDF (to die for). These literally take minutes!
The corn bread breading is seasoned with my favorite: Tones Garlic Rosemary Seasoning
I LOVE this seasoning…it’s great on chicken and roasted veggies too!
Gluten Free Goat Cheese Medallions
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- 4-5 oz organic goat cheese “log” organic goat cheese tends to have a milder flavor
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free cornbread mix
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- ½ teaspoon Tones Rosemary Garlic Seasoning or any of your favorite seasoning
- Dash Ground white pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt to taste
Prepare the Goat Cheese
- Cut the goat cheese into 8 slices, compress each slice into a “ball” and then flatten.
- Freeze the slices for 15 minutes to firm
Prepare the breading
- Whip one egg with 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Divide the cornbread mix into 2 different plates
- Add Tones Garlic & Rosemary seasoning (no MSG), and salt and pepper to one of the plates of cornbread mix, leave the other plate plain
Bread the Goat Cheese Medallions
- Dip each cold round as follows:
- Plain cornbread mix
- Egg mixture
- Seasoned cornbread mix
- Place breaded rounds on a plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- NOTE You can prepare these ahead of time… Chill in freezer for 15 minutes (or longer)
Bake Goat Cheese Medallions
- Preheat oven to 450 F
- Bake chilled (or frozen) goat cheese rounds in oven for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- To get a browner crust you can lightly spray tops of rounds with a coconut or olive oil cooking spray.
- Rounds are ready when top is crispy and cheese is soft.
Serve over a bed of baby spinach topped with Aunt Celeste's Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Can also be panfried in a good quality olive oil, approximately 1 minute per side until brown and crispy.
Enjoy with your favorite salad, excellent with Aunt Pauline’s Cucumber Tomato Salad.