Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites

Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites
Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites | http://saltandwind.com Look, entertaining can get stressful, which means easy but awesome appetizers are essential. During the Fall, we keep these Persimmon, Fried Sage, and G...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
5
Hands-On Time
15 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Yield
24 bites
Servings
12
Season
Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
5
Hands-On Time
15 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Yield
24 bites
Servings
12
Diet
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites | http://saltandwind.com

Look, entertaining can get stressful, which means easy but awesome appetizers are essential. During the Fall, we keep these Persimmon, Fried Sage, and Goat Cheese Bites are in heavy rotation because it's sweet-salty perfection and so easy to put together it's anything but stressful. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 24 small fresh sage leaves
  • 4 medium ripe Fuyu persimmons
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese (aka chevre)

    crumbled

  • Sea salt

    for garnish

Instructions

Line a plate with paper towels. Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium high heat. When the oil shimmers, add a 5 to 6 leaves and fry until crisp, about 15 seconds. Using tongs or slotted spoon, remove leaves and drain on lined plate and set aside. Repeat to fry all the sage.

Tip

The sage can be fried up to 1 day in advance. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.

Trim ends of persimmon then carefully slice it into 6 rounds. Arrange persimmon slices on a platter then crumbled the goat cheese across teh slices and garnish with some fried sage, a drizzle of the frying oil, and a pinch of sea salt and serve.

Tip

We used Fuyu persimmons -- the squat, flat-bottomed, tomato-looking fruit -- in this recipe. Buy persimmons are dark orange and just give a bit when pressed.

Footnotes

P.S. If you liked this recipe, you'll probably like our newsletter too! 

P.P.S. Did you make this recipe? Give us your thoughts by leaving a comment below and show us how it turned out by sharing it on Instagram with the #swsociety hashtag!

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/129-persimmon-and-goat-cheese-bites-recipe

Comments