Friday, May 15, 2009

Crostini alla Romana



Ok. Here is an amazing, fattening, delicious, super-cala-fragelistic-espi-alodocious crostini recipe from the gorgeous Giada.
Does she even need a last name?

Big boobs, skinny waist, beautiful face. If I were a guy, I would marry her.
How can someone be so pretty? so sweet? and cook well too?
Too bad if she annoys you, you are just jealous, like I am.

Did I really need, yet another crostini recipe?

No. But I did it anyway, and I will be doing it for a long time.

These were like pumped up grilled cheese sandwiches or crostini saltimbocca.

Try it, you'll like it.



Crostini All Romana (adapted from Giada DeLaurentis)

12 1/2-inch thick slices ciabatta bread
12 slices thinly sliced prosciutto (about 6 ounces)
1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices (I used a ball of Bufala mozzarella)
4 tablespoons butter
12 sage leaves
Pinch salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the slices of ciabatta on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp and golden around the edges, about 8 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven. Place the prosciutto slices and mozzarella on the crostini toast and return to the oven to melt the cheese, about 8 more minutes.





Meanwhile combine the butter and the sage leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter is melted and starting to brown in spots and the sage leaves are crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the salt and pepper.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Transfer the crostini to a serving plate. Drizzle the crostini with the sage butter and serve immediately.



23 comments:

Linda said...

MMMMM. Now that looks pretty yummy to me, even if it is 8am. Can't beat that combo of ingredients!!!
I will save my comments about Giada for a personal chat!!!
Love ya

~Dana said...

This looks very delicious! I can feel the flour rubbing off the bread onto my hands...

kat said...

Oh yeah those are fabulous!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

yum yum. Those are some tempting looking crostini. I could wolf down six in no time flat. re:Giada - on top of everything else - she's got a famous grandfather!

doggybloggy said...

I always say Giadas name with a heavy sigh in my voice....now you are double killing me or is that quadruple?

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the combination of prosciutto and melted mozzarella here - delightful crostini!

LaDue & Crew said...

The only thing better would be if they were here in front of me for breakfast ;-) Yum!

The Food Hunter said...

MMM. Heaven on a slice of ciabatta.

Elra said...

Oh my gosh... i really like this "amazing, fattening, delicious, super-cala-fragelistic-espi-alodocious crostini" My tongue twisted saying this words... lol!

Looks delicious and Irresistible Stacey!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Elra

Lisa said...

And Giada is just as nice in person. I feel like making this right now. I have all the ingredients and can eat the whole thing myself. But that's not a good idea so I'll wait until I have company.

Michele said...

Yummy!

I love Giada. People always have something to say though don't they? You're right they are just jealous. When they have their own TV shows and cookbooks then maybe they can earn the right to criticize. lol

Colleen said...

Great ingredients! And I'm sure the butter doesn't hurt ;)

Patsyk said...

If a recipe is from Giada (who DOES NOT need a last name), you can be certain it's a good one! Love her!

lisaiscooking said...

Fried sage, sage butter, and fresh mozzarella is sounding very good right now. And, my sage plants have gotten huge. Perfect timing.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You are so wicked! The last time you made fried sage, I did the same. I just bought prosciutto de Parma and fresh mozarella and I happen to have bread, and a healthy sage plan. How can I resist? his looks like a great way to celebrate Friday, with a cocktail. Love it! How can I resist?

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I shouldn't read your blog before breakfast! I love saltimbocca - what a great appetizer this would make!

Kim said...

I've been craving something just like this! I love Giada too! She's one of my favorite food network shows.

Karen said...

I could eat these for breakfast!

Nicole said...

Yep! Anyway you slice it, I love crostini. Giada is so cute. But how does she stay so think cooking as she does??? You too for that matter!

E-Kitten said...

These look amazing! Can't wait to try them.

Catherine said...

You nailed it, Stacey. Giada does bug me, and I am jealous. It does look delicious.

Melissa said...

Pancetta, mozzarella and sage melted onto crusty bread? Yes please.

(and I rather like Giada!)

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