Goat Cheese & Fried Sage Crostini

These Goat Cheese & Fried Sage Crostinis make a wonderful party appetizer. In fact, I cannot take credit for these lil babies because the idea was thought up by my lovely friend, Teya. That being said, I think I deserve some of the credit because she burnt all the baguettes and I re-did them…

In her defence, it is a VERY tricky thing to toast bread under the broiler. Speedy, but tricky. But unfortunately speed won in this scenario and we ended up with a lot of burnt baguette. We did our best to scrape off the super burnt parts (as one does, all the while knowing it will never be the same) but at a certain point we just had to give up and make a fresh batch. I like to let you in on all my kitchen disasters. I think it’s more fun that way.

ANYWAYS, aside from the broiler-toasting fiasco, these were so easy to make and I definitely recommend them for your next dinner party!

If you are not in a crazy rush to get things done and/or a rational human being, you can toast the baguette in an actual toaster and remove any risk. But hey, I live on the edge.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sourdough or whole wheat french baguette cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • 5 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup fig jam
  • 1 bunch sage, leaves removed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided.

METHOD

  • Preheat broiler setting in oven to 400F. I
  • In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sage leaves and fry about 1-2 minutes each side until crispy. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel.
  • Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute. WATCH carefully and remove the slices immediately when they turn golden.
  • Remove them from the oven and drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Spread each one with goat cheese, then some fig jam and top with a fried sage leaf.
  • Serve as an appetizer to your fancy friends!

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