Thursday, September 3, 2009

Good Ideas: Prosciutto Wrapped Grissini

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When you don't want guests filling up on appetizers before dinner, which so often happens, only make one hors d'oevres.

Put out a wedge of good cheese and bread and end it there.

Here is a good idea when you want your guests to nibble while you are getting the dinner ready, without getting too full.
Serve with wine and maybe hunks of good Parmigiano Reggiano and you are done.

Wrap a slice of Prosciutto di Parma around a good Italian breadstick, also known as a grissini.



If you want to be fancy, place a pitted Gaeta olive on the top of each breadstick.

I buy the rosemary flavored grissini from Italy, and everyone gobbles them up.
Serve with a nice glass of crisp Pinot Grigio and you are set!

15 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

The parmigiana and grissini is a very good idea for a no-fuss munchie to have with drinks. What is the brand of those grissini? They look like the ones I love in Italy but can't find here.

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

Perfect presentation - just like edible swizzle sticks!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I totally agree with you about 1 good appetizer I do that myself, otherwise all the main food hardly gets touched. I had to train my appetizer loving family, especially on Holidays! Good choice Stace, I like the olive idea.

Michele said...

I love how pretty that looks in the glass. Nice touch!

LaDue & Crew said...

I like how you think. I LOVE how you put out something so simple and made it look so elegant!

Patsyk said...

You are so right about the appy's... I love them myself, and have to remember not to make too many otherwise dinner won't be eaten by my guests! This looks like a great nibble while dinner is finishing up.

Bob said...

Heh, I don't think any of the people I know are cultured enough to serve appetizers. But those look great! :D

noble pig said...

Very simple but elegant.

The Japanese Redneck said...

They look good Stacey.
Ramona

Elra said...

Miammmm, crunchylicious!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Perfect! A simple appetizer that looks, and I am sure, tastes delicious!

A Melbourne Girl said...

Great stuff. I'm going to try these this weekend.

Lesley

Lisa said...

I get the rosemary breadsticks too. They are great wrapped in prosciutto.

Karen said...

These look so pretty!

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