Champignons Topped Rustic Toasts!Mushrooms, wine, redpepper flakes, fresh herbs,and garlic butter on rusticbread combine to make this asavory, spicy winner!Prep time: 30 minutesMakes 15-20 individualservings depending on sizeof toasts.
IngredientsFor Rustic Toasts:1 baguette or other rustic bread¼ cup butter + 1 minced garlic clove + 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped Italian parsleyFor Mushroom Sauté and top of Toasts:5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme¼ pound sliced crimini mushrooms Salt and pepper to taste¼ pound sliced chanterelle mushrooms 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes¼ pound sliced porcini, morel or other Splash red wine2-3 chopped fresh garlic cloves ½ cup parmesan shreds1/4 cup fresh, chopped Italian parsley
Step 1 – Turn Rustic Bread into Garlic Toasts Slice baguette Melt butter, garlic and parsley in glass bowl Baste bread slices with melted butter mixture Toast bread slices on cookie sheet at 400 degrees until lightly browned around edges (approx. 8 minutes) then broil for a minute
Step 2 - Sauté Champignons In a skillet over low heat, sauté mushrooms in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until mushrooms are golden. Add the wine and cook another minute. Add parsley, thyme, salt pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook until mushrooms are soft and juicy Cooks note – If working with dried mushrooms, reconstitute them in warm water. When soft, drain and combine with fresh mushrooms.
Step 3 – Top Toasts and Serve Place a mound of mushrooms on top of each toast. Add a pinch of chopped Italian parsley on top of mushrooms. Add a shred or two of parmesan on top of parsley. Cook’s note: Serve hot, or at room temperature
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