Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Grilled Garlic Toast

By Stephanie Rudy


Summer: ‘tis the season of endless days, hot nights and entertaining. I love having friends and family over to celebrate the long days and warm nights. I don’t, however, love racking my brain for simple, scrumptious appetizers. If you (like me) struggle when searching for the perfect hors d’oeuvre – fear not!  You’ve come to the right place. With summer rapidly approaching, I have an appetizer that’s sure to please every guest, on every occasion.

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You’ll need…
1 sourdough baguette
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled
3 tbs. butter (or olive oil, if you have more will power than I do)
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
6 thin slices of prosciutto
fresh basil, chopped

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Begin by cutting your baguette into thin slices.  Brush the bread with melted butter (or olive oil) on both sides.

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Broil (or grill) for 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until you’ve achieved a golden brown color (or grill marks).  Remove your toast from the oven/grill, let the slices cool slightly, and then rub the raw clove of garlic on each piece. Top each toast with thin slices of prosciutto.  Then, top each with a slice of fresh mozzarella.  Broil or grill for 2 minutes (or until the mozzarella begins to melt).  Remove from the grill or broiler and top with fresh chopped basil.

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Voila! Not only did you prepare a beautifully delectable appetizer, you did it in 10 minutes and awed the masses.

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