Monday, July 30

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Crostini

Crostini: yummy bite size pieces of bread which have been topped with a variety of ingredients. Perfect for tasting parties, appetizers, or just because.

Ever have one of those days you just want to have an appetizer-just because? I do. This came about on one of those days, since then it has been a requested dish/recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Full time: 20 minutes (does not include onion caramelize time)
Serves 4-6 (12 crostini)

You will need:

1 small loaf French bread, sliced into 12 slices
4-5 mushrooms, diced fine
1 cup caramelized onions (store bought or home made)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp olive oil

Let us begin:

Place your caramelized onions in a sauté pan and turn heat to medium.

Warm onions through completely.

Stir in diced mushrooms and olive oil.

Cook 5-8 minutes or until mushrooms cook down.

Stir in 1/4 cup balsamic and remove from heat.

Line your French bread in a serving plate.

Place 1 tbsp ricotta on the center of each slice.

Top ricotta with approximately 1 tsp onion mixture.

Drizzle over remaining balsamic and enjoy!