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Prosciutto Baguette Appetizer

Dear Diary,

 

When I was getting groceries the other day, I saw these interesting little rolls in the cheese section as I was passing by. As I went to look at what they were, I was pretty surprised to see that they were actually a combination of an appetizer I like to make! It was packaged prosciutto and mozzarella cheese rolled into bite-sized portions. The little package was actually more expensive than buying the two ingredients individually so I didn’t try it. ;P Nevertheless, it reminded me that I have yet another recipe to share (which meant I totally got to make/eat it too :) ).

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Prosciutto Baguette Appetizer

 

  • 1 Baguette
  • 1 Package of prosciutto
  • 1 Package of mozzarella cheese (The sliceable kind, not shredded)
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil Seasoning

Preheat oven to 350. Slice the baguette diagonally into 1 inch thick pieces until desired amount of pieces OR the whole baguette is cut. In a shallow dish, add a thin layer of olive oil. Dip the bread pieces in the oil, flipping the pieces to make sure both sides are covered. If more oil is needed, pour more into dish as you go along. Once all bread slices are dabbed in the oil, place them onto a baking sheet. Bake the bread slices for about 5 minutes (exact cooking time depends on your brand of bread!) or until the slices are lightly toasted. Cut the mozzarella into small pieces that will fit onto the bread slices. [I used a small circular cookie cutter to make tiny circles.] About one or two small pieces of mozzarella per bread slice is good. Pull the prosciutto into small strips and fold onto the bread slices (the amount of meat used is up to you – I personally use 1-2 small strips per piece). Top with the mozzarella pieces and a sprinkle of basil. Place the pan back into the oven for another 3 minutes or until the mozzarella cheese is melted. Be careful not to overcook and burn the bread! Remove from the oven and enjoy warm!

 

Tips:

– Use sauce instead of prosciutto and make mini pizza bites

– Try to use a baguette that doesn’t require baking first – these can be more tricky and require much more monitoring!

– Spread a thin layer of butter, instead of olive oil, and shake garlic powder over it for a nice crunchy garlic bread!

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