Crostini con mozzarella Preparation - Easy Serves - 2 with quantities given
Crostini are slices of bread, cut either in rounds, squares, or triangles that are usually buttered and toasted, and topped with a spread.
Our ciabatta bread works well for bruschetta or crostini.
2 T butter
sliced bread, good firm white bread or a baguette (long French loaf of bread)
fresh mozzarella cheese
4 anchovy fillets, drained and finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400 deg. F. Place slices, 1/2 inch thick, on a lightly buttered baking sheet and bake till lightly browned. When browned, place a thin slice of mozzarella on toast. Raise heat to 450º F. Return sheet to oven and bake for a few minutes, just till mozzarella melts. Meanwhile, melt some butter and add the chopped anchovy. For each slice of bread you will need 1/2 an anchovy fillet and 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
While the crostini bake, melt the butter and add the chopped anchovy. When hot, pour over the crostini that have been removed from the oven. Garnish with a sprig or two or parsley or watercress. Serve hot.