Blushing Crane Salad

Goat cheese patties:

8 ounces soft goat cheese
2 cups Panko (or regular) bread crumbs 3 eggs
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Salad:

Mixed greens
1/2 cups pecans, toasted
1/2 cup dried cherries, soaked in 1/4 cup Port in a Storm

Your favorite vinaigrette – replace most of the vinegar with Blushing Crane reduction (reduced by 1/2)
1 tsp maple syrup

Directions:

Form the goat cheese into patties. Mix the eggs in a small bowl. Dip the patties into the eggs and then coat well with Panko bread crumbs. Refrigerate for 1-8 hours.

Lightly fry the goat cheese patties in the olive oil. Do not overcook or the cheese will melt.

Toss together the greens, dried cherries, pecans, and vinaigrette. Place on individual plates. Top with 1 or more goat cheese patties. Serve.