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Old 02-21-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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Best appetizer to make from baguette?

Anybody have any good recipes for appetizers made from sliced baguette? I love using it, but the only thing I usually end up using them for is smearing roasted garlic on them.

Any other ideas?

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Her is what I do with slised bagette. Spread a little bit of butter on both sides and fry it until lightly brown. Set aside. You can also simply toast on both sides. I just love that fried taste. Mix together some good ketchup and unsulted butter. Till it is smoth and can be spread like regular butter. Spred on the toast liberaly (or to your liking). Sprinkle with freshly gradwd cheese, what ever kind you like. Serve. I like it when the toast is still a little bit warm, yum.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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Wow, hundreds, olive paste, I had a lovely artichoke paste and truffle oil paste on Saturday, tomatue sauce full of anchovies, a slice of tomato and a thin slice of goat's cheese, a caper paste, tomato sauce and olives, a slice of cheese with fruit and a little honey, goat's cheese, prosciutto and figs and honey (I can do this for some time...) any of the above, or anything else, on the lightly toasted baguette slices under the grill/broiler untill appropriate
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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My all time favourite. Thinly slice the baguette, brush with olive oil, and broil until light golden. Top with very thinly sliced leftover medium rare steak, (or roast beef). Top with a dollop of Bearnaise. Or, top with caramelized onions mixed with a bit of roasted garlic and balsamic reduction. Or top with a homemade olive salad. Or top with prosciutto and gruyere, and place under broiler. Or, or.... I love baguettes.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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In broad terms Crostini...Even broader Canapes....Lots of possibilities
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:31 PM   #6
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make Mini-Pizzas, spread a little ketchup garlic oregano and basil mix on them, a single peperoni slice and top with mozzeralla cheese, then toast like it was a pizza.

Kids love them too :)

edit: oh Yeah, and I seem to rem seeing something done where the end was cut off, the soft bread part in the middle was taken out and used with a meat and herb mix (raw) then packed back into the hollow stick and cooked, allowed to cool and put in the fridge, then taken out when chilled and carefuly sliced, but I don`t rem all the details, Sorry :S
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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Can you put your thinking cap on and remember that one soon, YT??? Sounds great!
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I`de love to, but it was about 15 years ago, all I can say is that it contained ground meat, onions and herbs (salt and pepper as per usual) and the bread you took out the middle, that was all mixed up in a bowl after the bread was crumbed, I can`t even say if they used an Egg binder or something, I just dont remember, Sorry :(
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Anybody have any good recipes for appetizers made from sliced baguette? I love using it, but the only thing I usually end up using them for is smearing roasted garlic on them.

Any other ideas?
Sliced baguette is the basis for all sorts of Bruschetta (pronounced Brus ketta, please!) and Crostini. All are delicious, so it just depends upon what you feel like making, or what you have in the fridge that you want to use up. Chopped up tomatoes and garlic are not even the TIP of the iceberg!
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
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I`de love to, but it was about 15 years ago, all I can say is that it contained ground meat, onions and herbs (salt and pepper as per usual) and the bread you took out the middle, that was all mixed up in a bowl after the bread was crumbed, I can`t even say if they used an Egg binder or something, I just dont remember, Sorry :(
YT, are you referring to Roti John by any chance?
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