Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
A tartine is an open-faced sandwich in French. This one's even better than average as the bread is toasted and crunchy. I often crave blue cheese, but really don't need a lot to satisfy that craving - this is the perfect blue cheese snack. Recipe adapted from 'Harvest to Heat'.
- 4 large slice rustic sourdough bread (nothing too airy or porous, please)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 lb blue cheese, crumbled
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp
- 4 tablespoons honey
- fresh ground black pepper
- Brush both sides of the bread lightly with olive oil. (It's imperative that you brush the bread with olive oil, rather than just drizzle or glob the oil on the bread. This ensures an enticingly crisp surface rather than a sad, soggy one.) Place the bread on a baking sheet and broil until golden on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn bread over and repeat on second side. Sprinkle with the cheese and broil until slightly melted, about 1 minute.
- Arrange the clue cheese tartines on a serving platter. Place 2 warm slices of bacon over each toast and then drizzle with the honey and grind some fresh pepper over the top. Cut each tartine in half, if desired, and serve.