Sunday, May 17, 2009
(Jordan is out of town and took my camera with him so I only had my cell phone to take a picture with!)
I have had this bruschetta recipe from Quick Cooking for years. It's actually a recipe that I've forgotten about. I decided to make it as an appetizer for a ladies movie night with some friends. This turned out alright, but I thought it needed a little more flavor. I used dried basil because the grocery store didn't have any fresh stuff. I also had to use minced garlic out of the jar because my fresh garlic had gone bad but I didn't realize that until I was already in the process of making this. I really think that is why it wasn't as flavorful as I remember this recipe being. So if you make this one, make sure to use fresh basil and garlic!
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
10-20 slices french bread, about 1 inch thick (not too thick or it's hard to eat)
1 package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine butter and oil; brush onto both sides of bread. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Combine the feta cheese, garlic and basil; sprinkle over toast. Top with tomato. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve warm.