posted by Mai 04-15-103 7:48 AM
White Bean Bruschetta
2 Cups Cooked Cannellini Beans or 1 (16 oz.) Can Good Quality Cannellini Beans, Drained
6 Slices Prosciutto, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced, Plus One Peeled And Left Whole
Salt & Pepper
Dash Of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley
8 Slices, Good Quality Italian Bread
In frying pan, cook the prosciutto until it has browned. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook the minced garlic for 1 minute. Add the beans, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and an additional 4 tablespoons olive oil and mix. Cook for a minute or two to heat through. Using a fork, lightly mash the beans. Remove from the heat and add the chopped parsley. If the mixture seems dry, add a little more olive oil, or water.
Grill or broil the bread slices until they are golden brown on both sides. Pierce the whole garlic clove with a fork, and rub the clove over one side of each of the bread slices. Spread the garlic rubbed side of each bread slice with some of the bean mixture. Serve.
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