I've never had anyone turn these down. They are so easy to make and the results are always good. Try these after the game or after a winter outdoors event. I have been told that the recipe was originally from a Company's Coming cook book- I am not sure where I found it. I love Company's Coming cookbooks so that is likely where I saw it.
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (or salad dressing)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup black olives, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (preferably freshly grated)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1 baguette, fresh, about 2 1/2-inch round and 27-inch long
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- Mix the first 8 ingredients (this can be done the day ahead and refrigerated).
- Cut the baguette into 1" slices.
- Butter one side.
- Arrange on a cookie sheet, buttered side up.
- Divde the Mixture among the slices and spread.
- Bake in 350f oven for about 15 minutes and the cheese has melted.
All I can say is wow. This summer my family wanted me to make them an italian supper, so I served these for the antipasti and they were GONE! even my younger sisters who dont ever try anything new loved them. I have made them almost every 2 weeks since.
We had appetizers for supper and this was on the menu. We thought they were wonderful, Bergy. Had a great fresh Italian flavor from the mixture of ingredients. Can't wait to try them out on my girlfriends. Very easy to put together and simply delicious. Thanks.
These delightful little appetizers were wonderful in the Valentine's Day dinner that I made for my boyfriend and I...he has not stopped raving about them since and am making them again tonight to quiet him down :) Great Recipe!!!!