Monday, September 13, 2010

Bacon Feta Crostini

If you ever need to come up with fancy party food quickly, this works well. Measurements extremely rough approximations of "looks like enough" amounts.

1 loaf french bread, preferably day-old
1-1/4 cup feta
1/4 cup bacon crumbles
4 mushrooms, diced fine
3 tablespoons olive oil (or 2 tablespoons & cooking spray)
cookie sheet
aluminum foil
oven mitt

Preheat oven to 400, just because things cook faster in a hot oven.

Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil to cut down on mess. Cut french bread into thin slices, arrange on sheet. Drizzle with just a little olive oil or spray with cooking spray so it toasts faster. Dice mushrooms fine. In a bowl, mix feta, bacon crumbles, and mushroom bits together, then mix in olive oil until it's all sticky. Spoon sticky mixture onto top of each slice. Turn oven to broil, slide tray in. Wait three to four minutes, or if you have a working oven light, until it looks right. Pull out, let cool for a couple minutes before serving to the hungry hordes. Set one aside for yourself; they go quickly.

This recipe brought to you courtesy of the night before a group birthday party, when I looked up from my email toward my friends and said, "So, we're supposed to bring food. Should I cut up some french bread into slices and toast it with, um, bacon and feta on top?"

The response from the living room came back after a second. "What is it with you and these trick questions?"


  1. If I wasn't stuffed to the gills with burrito, I'd be drooling right now.

  2. If you added diced tomato you would have what one of my minions brought to gaming last weekend.