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Breaded Goat Cheese with Chilean Merkén
Breaded Goat Cheese with Chilean Merkén

Breaded goat cheese is a quick, delicious, and nutritious appetizer with a classic touch of oregano and Chilean merkén, giving it a distinctive flavor.

How to Make Goat Cheese with Merkén?

Goat cheese, with its firm texture, is ideal for this type of preparation. It’s breaded with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs mixed with merkén. It’s served with a smooth and balanced yogurt-based sauce.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Goat Cheese with Merkén recipe

Ingredients

  • 250 g goat cheese
  • 150 ml plain yogurt
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 50 g wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon merkén
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Frying oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

  1. Cut the goat cheese into 2-centimeter cubes and set them aside in a clean dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, add breadcrumbs, pepper, oregano, and merkén. Mix until combined and set aside.
  3. Place sifted flour in a shallow dish and lightly beaten egg with a fork in another shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Coat each cube of goat cheese with flour, dip into the beaten egg, and then coat once more with the breadcrumb mixture. Place them on a wide tray, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine plain yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon zest. Mix until smooth and homogeneous.
  6. Heat enough oil in a deep pot or frying pan to 160°C (320°F) and carefully immerse the cheese cubes without overlapping. Fry until golden brown on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve the breaded goat cheese with merkén accompanied by the sauce to complement to taste.

Benefits of consuming Goat Cheese

Provides healthy fatty acids such as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which can benefit cardiovascular health.

Goat cheese often contains less lactose than cow’s milk cheese, making it easier to digest for some people with lactose intolerance.

Did you know?

Goat milk contains more protein than cow’s milk and is very similar to human milk, with a low potassium content, making it highly recommended for individuals with kidney diseases.

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