Tuesday, August 04, 2009


makes 2 dozen

4 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, room temperature
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
12-inch-thick slices narrow French baguette
1 garlic clove
4 slices of crisp bacon, crumbled
Fresh chervil leaves

Place goat cheese in small bowl. Add pepper, lemon zest and juice. Rub baguette slices with garlic clove. Bake until just crisp, but not starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately cut the slices in half, with a sharp serrated knife. Spread about a teaspoon of goat cheese atop the toasted baguette slices and top with crumbled bacon and a few chervil leaves. Press gently to make sure bacon and chervil are in place. Place crostini on platter and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: New Orleans Food and Recipe News, The Times-Picayune, December 27, 2007

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