Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bruschetta

 

Hello there my friends! In case you haven't noticed we are in the midst of tomato season! Yay! Makes me happy because I'm the biggest tomato fan ever! A slice of toasted sourdough bread with butter and a slice of home grown tomato and I am a happy camper! I have made this bruschetta several times and it was a hit with my family every single time. Enjoy!
 
 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 pint Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • 1 pint Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 16 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste (don't Oversalt!)
  • 1 whole Baguette
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter

 

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden.) Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed (don't oversalt, though!) Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two if you have the time.
Cut the baguette into diagonal slices to allow for the most surface area possible. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and grill half the bread on both sides, making sure they're nice and buttery. Cook till golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the other half of the butter and the other half of the bread.
To serve, give the tomato mixture a final stir, the spoon generously over the slices of bread. Serve on a big platter as a first course or appetizer.

You can find step by step directions at Pioneer Woman's website. Enjoy this finger licking goodness!

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