Monday, July 20, 2009

Mozzarella Crostini

Here's an easy appetizer you can put together quickly and if you're a little creative, I bet you can come up with many variations.

Just in case the first ingredient on the list is not descriptive enough, here's a picture.


1 (2 foot long) loaf skinny crusty bread, thinly sliced
1/3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
5 to 7 Roma tomatoes, cut into about 36 slices (or however many slices you got from the bread)
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Place bread slices on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, combine olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Brush oil mixture on bread slices after the first 5 minutes of baking. Top each with green onions and a tomato slice. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for another 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melts.

Of course, I was just cooking for two and didn't use the entire 2 foot loaf. Adjust according to your needs.

I also cheated and used garlic flavored oil instead of mixing garlic into the olive oil.

Even if the bread is a little stale, the baking will give it a nice, light crispiness again.

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