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Chile Cheese Toasts Recipe

Chile Cheese Toasts Recipe

In this zesty recipe inspired by our Chef of the Month, small slices of baguette or sandwich bread are spread with a bit of chile and cheese, then baked for five minutes until they get beautifully golden and puffed. These little toasts fill the bill for flavor and appeal without making you feel too stuffed to enjoy the main course, a nice plus for holiday dinner parties.

Pass around these tasty little toasts and prepare to be complimented! Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Canned chipotle chile, pureed
3/4 cup grated Cheddar, Munster or Jack cheese
1 teaspoon minced scallion or shallot
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
12 slices baguette or 3 slices good-quality sandwich bread, quartered

1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolk with the mustard, then stir in the cheese, scallion. and a little salt. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until it holds soft peaks and fold it into the mixture.

2. Spread a thin layer of pureed chipotle on each toast, then spread the cheese mixture over that. Bake about 5 minutes, until puffed and golden. Top with freshly-ground black pepper and serve immediately.

Makes 12 little toasts.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Appetizers & Snacks

Inspired by Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books 1997).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:29PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

This looks pretty good.

7:18AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

yumE

3:54PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

yum... ty

9:11AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Thank you

9:10AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Thank you

5:58PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Fantastic, thanks!

12:48PM PST on Nov 7, 2010

Sounds good !!

1:24AM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

thanks

10:09PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

good alternative to plain toast

1:56PM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

Wow. How delicious.

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