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crostini italiano

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

I bought some fresh Mozzarella last week, and this is on of two dishes I created for it!

(1 rating)
yield 1 dzn
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For crostini italiano

  • 1
    loaf french bread, sliced and lightly toasted
  • 3 oz
  • 1 lb
    fresh mozzarella slices
  • 1 pt
    cherry tomatoes (tomato garlic jelly)
  • 2 lg
    portabellos, sliced, slightly cooked in butter
  • **fresh basil leaves
  • **butter, garlic infused olive oil
  • **salt and pepper to taste

How To Make crostini italiano

  • 1
    For tomato garlic jelly, cut 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes in half. Place in skillet with 1 1/2 TBL. of butter and 1 1/2 TBL. of garlic infused olive oil. saute for 20-30 min. Press on tomatoes with spoon or spatula frequently during cooking. Once cooked it should resemble jelly. If needed, drain excess juice.
  • 2
    Slice two large portabello mushrooms, saute in olive oil, or garlic infused olive oil until tender, about 10 min.
  • 3
    Butter and lightly toast one side of bread slices.
  • 4
    Place toasted side of crostini up, untoasted side on baking sheet. Place portabello slices, mozzarella, spread on tomato garlic jelly.
  • 5
    Place proscitto on top. Place on baking sheet and place in 400° oven just long enough for cheese to start melting. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil.