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goat cheese + prosciutto crostini (recipe)

April 25, 2012

goat cheese and prosciutto crostini

I’m being quite the foodie this week having two recipes in a row! But it wouldn’t have been very hospitable of me if I just served my guests insane amounts of sangria with nothing to eat! Granted, other people brought some very tasty food, but I wanted to use the get together as an excuse to try out a fancy appetizer. I figure anything with the words “goat cheese” and “prosciutto” in the title will sound high class no matter how easy it is to make. And this is sure easy!

fancy bread

Get a loaf of fancy bread.

fancy bread [fan-see bred] – noun – bread not found in the same row as Wonder Bread. Is often placed in a basket in the bakery section of the grocery store.

Get it?

I chose this multi-grain loaf because it was already sliced perfectly and the slices were just the right size.

oil the bread

 Place slices of bread on a baking sheet and brush some olive oil onto one side of the bread.  Broil in the oven, oil side up, for 2-3 minutes.

Take out and spread about 1 tablespoon of goat cheese and top with prosciutto.

Broil again for 3 minutes. Serve warm. I had a herd of hungry guys surrounding me as soon as these came out of the oven but I didn’t let them eat any because I had to take pictures for this post! I said “OK, you can eat them,” as I turned looked down to turn off my camera and when I looked back up there was only one left! So I swiped it while I had the chance. Make sure you make enough as these little buggers are tasty!

Like the sangria, the ingredient combinations and possibilities are endless! Try out roasted red peppers with the goat cheese, or pears. Rather than goat cheese try it out with feta or ricotta cheese. Oh man oh man, so many crostinis to make, so little time.

goat cheese and prosciutto crostini

  • 1 loaf fancy bread
  • OIive Oil – for brushing onto the bread
  • 4-5 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 oz prosciutto

Lay bread slices on baking sheet. Brush one side with olive oil and broil for 2-3 minutes until just brown. Top each slice with 1 tbs goat cheese and some prosciutto. Broil again for 2-3 more minutes or until warm and just starting to brown. Serve warm.

Yield: 16 slices

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