Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
I was looking at Dorothy Parks Crostini recipe (it's very good) and thought no I'll add a few ingredients and make bruschettas. This recipe is the result of guess and by golly and by golly it is good (my opinion). The nice thing is if you plan it right they take seconds to put together before serving. Make the toasts well in advance and the spread the day before. I store my opened Sun dried tomatoes in oil in the fridge - If you do this too use the congealed olive oil in the jar to brush on the toast MM
- 8 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, well drained
- 7 -8 anchovy fillets (1 small tin)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 medium tomatoes, fresh, chopped
- salt & pepper
- 6 drops hot sauce (Peri-Peri Tabasco, your favorite)
- 6 teaspoons asiago cheese or 6 teaspoons parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 tablespoons lite olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lite olive oil or 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
- Slice the bread and very lightly paint with the olive oil and toast (dry) the slices in the oven 300°F for approx 20 minutes or until the slices are crisp dried.
- I do this well in advance and keep the dried toasts in an air tight container so you always have some on hand, or you can buy ready made ones.
- In your food processor or hand held chopper attachment put in: sun dried tomatoes, anchovies,garlic salt& pepper, and hot sauce.
- Chop until you have a very fine spreadable mixture, let stand for at least 1/2 hour.
- I make mine up a few hours in advance.
- Spread the mixture on the dry toasts.
- Top with fresh chopped tomato.
- Sprinkle with cheese of your choice.
- Place in 375°F oven for approx 15 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is golden.
YOU KNOW THESE ARE GOOD WHEN YOUR HUSBAND WHO DOESN`T LIKE ANCHOVIE`S HAD NO PROBLEM EATING THESE. I just loved them. Very easy to make (food processor my favorite tool). I did rinse the anchovies before processing.
Yummy! I made these a long time ago and just looked at my note - I never reviewed them, sorry. I love the entire concept - anchovies and garlic, who could go wrong? The one thing I noted was that I think they may be better on just sliced baguette than the toasted bread. Also, even though I loved the anchovies and tomatoes, I think it could use more tomatoes - dried or even fresh for a try. Thanks for posting, Bergy, just up my ally!
Did these for a party last night. Quite popular, especially with my my 2 year old. If you didn't know anchovies were in it, it would be hard to guess. Used habanero sauce for a bit more kick. Thanks