Today, I was going to write about travel to Hungary, but I’m too hungry. I forgot my lunch, and I already know what I’m going to have when I get home. Delicious homemade stuffed Manicotti. Living with someone who celebrates Italian heritage by having pasta on a regular basis, I have come to enjoy the not so subtle flavor of fresh herbs with garlic. My favorite part of these huge meals however is the Bruschetta! Here’s my secret recipe:
Sehr Gut Bruschetta! Serves 2-4
1 large tomato, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 scallion, diced
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese shredded
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
provolone or mozzarella cheese, sliced uber thin
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix the vinegar and oil into a nice dressing.
Add tomato, garlic, Parmesan cheese, scallion and basil.
Mix creating a relish.
Cut your baguette into whatever shape you want to eat it. I like to make kind of an open face sandwich with it. Most people do rounds about 3/4 inch thick.
Spread your tomato relish onto bread, cover with cheese slices (one of each on every piece of bread).
Place on cookie sheet – Place cookie sheet into oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted into a gooey delicious delight.
Take out of oven, garnish with freshly cut basil leaves, pretend you are on vacation in Italy and enjoy with a pint of heffeweissen.
Making this for someone not only gives off the impression that you actually know what you’re doing in the kitchen, but that you’re well versed with international cuisine! Feel free to mix it the ingredients, too! I have successfully made this using onion, corn, beets and pepperoni!