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This is my easy brie cheese appetizer. As a side note, I don’t eat cheese except for brie and nacho cheese. (the kind you find at the movies) I know it’s a little weird. What can I say? I’m a little weird. Anyhoo, you and your fortunate guests will gobble these up! They’re so easy to make and delicious. One evening I had day old bread and some left over brie. I thought, “Hhhmmm, what can I make besides the obvious just brie and bread?” I had plenty of fresh herbs in my garden and I had a red onion in the fridge. Thats when the brieasy was born… Buon Appetito!
(makes 20 pieces)
–one loaf of skinny french bread sliced into 20 pieces
–10 fresh basil leaves
–brie cheese (one average size wedge)
–red onions (1/2 cup thinly sliced)
–olive oil (2 tsp)
–pepper (to taste)
1) take your french bread loaf and slice thinly
2) cut your 10 basil leaves(washed and dried) in half making 20
3) saute’ the red onions in a pan with the olive oil for about 3–4 minutes, set aside
4) cut the bre’ wedge into 20 slices
Turn your oven broiler on. Then lay out the bread slices on a baking sheet. First put a basil leaf on each slice of bread. Next distribute the red onions evenly on the slices. After that put a brie slice on each piece of bread. Take fresh ground pepper and lightly sprinkle on top. Put the sheet of bread in the oven for 3 minutes. At this point, do not walk away! Each oven is very different and may toast faster than others. When the bre’ is bubbling and it has a slight toast to it remove from oven. (see photo)
Arrange appetizers on a platter garnishing with some fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately. I like them warm, but they can also be served at room temperature.
These go fast…make plenty!