One of the things we learned at the cooking class we took in Tuscany was crostinis. Easy to make and great for a light meal or starters. My husband makes amazing bread and he did up the baguettes for this. Unfortunately I was at work so I don’t have any photos. When I make them I will do a post.
To start I gathered some fresh rosemary from the garden.
Then I chopped up some bacon and onion. The bacon is nitrate free that we can get at our grocery store.
I start rendering the bacon first, once there is enough bacon fat I through in the onions and rosemary to cook through. To deglaze the pan and add flavour I usually splash in a bit of white balsamic vinegar. It’s not real balsamic obviously but that’s what it says on the label. I got distracted and splashed in dry sherry instead. Fortunately it worked just as well.
While this is cooking put some olive oil on the sliced bread and toast. Top the crostini and enjoy!
I usually do a decent batch of this because it is so delicious. This is very good paired with a chablis or pinot grigio.
you have made wonderful crostini. I am drooling right now!
Thanks! My husband and love Italian food and all the flavours. 🙂 I’ll be posting about another crostini tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting my blog! And I think you have quite the interesting blog here! I love gardening and cooking. The former is on hold while my little two year old grows and cooking…here I am!
I am sold on your crostini…anything with bacon will do that!
I also love your new green house. So nice looking too…you are lucky!
Thank you for your kind comments! Good thing gardening and cooking go hand in hand though it is easier when your kids are older. 🙂
Love rosemary, bacon, and onions. How creative; I absolutely love the simplicity of this. Looks delicious.
The simplicity is the best part! Well after eating it. 🙂
Everything better with bacon right? That looks really yummy:)