Reminder: I’m still not a food blogger, but I love food.
Many moons ago, I found this recipe and made these as my go to appetizers for parties. Somewhere along the way I offered to pass the recipe along to a friend and on googling it couldn’t find the original recipe! Shame!
The only answer was of course to use my brand (hashtag my brand) to share it with the masses. Behold, my…
Bacon Onion Havarti Crostinis
-One small baguette, sliced into half inch slices (or buy the bag of pre-sliced baguette slices, ain’t no one gunna judge you)
-A chunk of havarti cheese (this I wouldn’t buy pre-sliced since it’s pretty thin)
-One package of bacon
-A third of an onion
There’s a holy
trinity quartet of flavors here. Behold: my crude illustration.
Here you have the salty, smoked flavor of bacon married with the sweet flavor of caramelized onions, and the creamy flavor of havarti… All balanced on the perfect delivery system that is sliced bread. The perfect food.
Now: how to crostini!
1. Pre-heat your oven to 400°.
2. If you didn’t buy pre-sliced baguette, go ahead and slice that guy up.
3. Put the baguette slices on a cookie sheet.
4. Cook up your bacon to your liking, and set it to the side.
5. While the bacon cooks, cut up your onion into strips. I made mine about a third of an inch thick and around two inches long. No need to be exact, just find this makes them a good size.
6. Set your pan to a medium heat and put in approximately a couple teaspoons of oil (I used olive) and a good chunk of butter. Melt!
7. Throw the onions in and keep an eye on them. I tend to bounce back and forth from tending bacon to onions at this point.
8. As onions brown, put them in a bowl. If you whoopsie and burn them, just start the onions over. If they’re starting to look a little done on one side and not the other, flip them but also carefully add a teaspoon of water to the pan.
9. Now take out your havarti and start to cut them into half inch thick chunks that will cover the bread slices.
8. Take the onion and put that on top of the cheese. I usually use tongs for this part since they’re buttery.
9. Throw the crostinis in the oven for about five minutes… just looking enough to melt the cheese.
10. Cut your now cooled bacon into approximately bread shaped pieces.
11. Once the cheese is starting to melt, take them out and carefully top the crostinis with the bacon. I sort of snuggle the bacon into the cheese to anchor it in.
12. Pop them in for a few more minutes, just to warm up the bacon.
YOU DID IT. NOW YOU HAVE BITE SIZED DELICIOUSNESS. You’re welcome, internet.