Perfect Christmas appetizer for your guests. It is guaranteed to keep everyone happy and satisfied till the main dish comes. Also perfect for a friends night 🙂 Use fresh and good quality mushrooms, along with the best baguette you can find. Alternatively, you can put the bread in the oven and bake it, but grilling is faster and for me always tastier. You control your bread more and you save enough time so you can also enjoy the evening!
Equipment: grill pan, frying pan
Prep. Time:30 min, Serves up to 10 people
Take a frying pan and set in medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Cut the onion in the smallest pieces you can and put them in the pan. Let them take their juice out for about 4 min. Cut the mushrooms is small pieces and add them in the pan. Stir well and let them fry for about 7 to 8 min.
When the mushrooms have decreased in size, season them with salt, pepper and some fresh thyme. Leave them for about 2 more minutes cooking and then set aside.
Take a grill pan – or you can also put them in the oven for about 15 min – and set in medium heat. Spray the baguette slices – or brush them – with the rest of the olive oil (2tbsp), sprinkle with salt and pepper and set them on the grill pan. Grill each side till golden brown, approximately 5 min.
Set the crostini on a wooden platter and add on top 1 tbsp of the mushrooms. Sprinkle with some extra fresh thyme. Serve freely to your guests! A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and the night is yours 😀