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Goat Cheese Crostini

No recipe image available.Thin, crisp slices of toasted French bread are topped with a goat cheese and herb mixture, sprinkled with Parmesan and broiled until lightly browned.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 (3/4-inch-thick) slices French or Italian bread, each cut into quarters on the diagonal
1 (5.03-ounce) package soft goat cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives, or other fresh herbs as desired
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Toast bread on a baking sheet in middle of oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove toasts. Preheat the broiler. (Toast can be made ahead up to 2 days. Cool completely and store tightly covered.)
  3. While bread is toasting, combine goat cheese, chives, salt and pepper in a small bowl, blending well. Spread cheese mixture on toasts and sprinkle with Parmesan. (Cheese mixture can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days.)
  4. Broil crostini about 2-inches from heat source until cheese is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Makes 32 appetizer servings.