Crostini Italiano

Lynn Socko


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

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1 dzn
25 Min
10 Min


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


1For 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.
2Slice two large portabello mushrooms, saute in olive oil, or garlic infused olive oil until tender, about 10 min.
3Butter and lightly toast one side of bread slices.
4Place toasted side of crostini up, untoasted side on baking sheet. Place portabello slices, mozzarella, spread on tomato garlic jelly.
5Place 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.

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