Monday, January 20, 2014

Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek

Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek
So, it's football season!

...right?

You all probably know by now I'm not so much into the sports, especially football. HOWEVER I can get down with just about any excuse to eat, and I know a lot of people have football viewing parties with copious amounts of noms. This I support. In fact, this week I've teamed up with Lorraine Cheese to share 3 recipes that are perfect for any party (whether it is Game Day or otherwise) featuring, you guessed it, Lorraine Swiss cheese!
Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek
Lorraine® is a premium specialty cheese with a perfectly creamy flavor and a lacy, light texture that stacks wonderfully on deli platters, sandwiches, and crackers. AND it melts absolutely beautifully. I like Swiss cheese and Michael reaaaally likes it, so I was so excited to play around with Lorraine's cheese's amazing quality. It did NOT disappoint! By far, the most delicious Swiss I've ever tried, and definitely the prettiest I've ever seen!
Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek
A good party's gotta have some good apps. All the better if those apps are little, crunchy, and can be eaten with your fingers.

Oh yeah...and when there's bacon involved. And cheese. And bread. And TRUFFLE OIL!

Yeaaaaah.

Let me break this down: crunchy, toasty, bread. Topped with melted Swiss cheese. And some crumbled crispy bacon. And a little bit of pepper. And a drizzle of the nectar of the gods, truffle oil.

soooooo tasty! These'll be a complete hit at any gathering, and will probably disappear in the blink of an eye!

So hurry up, don't blink, and go grab some before Uncle Jeff gets to 'em!

And for more Swiss goodness, check out Lorraine Cheese's facebook page and pinterest!


Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil

Author: Kayle, "The Cooking Actress"

Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek
Makes 8 crostini (recipe can easily be doubled or tripled)
Ingredients:
  • 1 piece bacon
  • 8 thin slices of baguette
  • 1+ oz. Swiss cheese
  • Truffle oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Preparation:
Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of this and coat the rack with nonstick cooking spray. Lay 1 piece of bacon on the rack and bake for 17-20 minutes, until the bacon is very crispy. Blot the bacon with a paper towel. Cool on rack until you can easily handle, and then crumble the bacon into little bits. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice the baguette. Place slices on a greased baking sheet and place in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and crisp.
  • Top each toasted slice of bread with Swiss cheese, to taste.
  • Place back in the hot oven until cheese is melted (should only take a couple minutes).
  • Top with crumbled bacon, a touch of pepper, and drizzle with truffle oil. 
Swiss Bacon Crostini with Truffle Oil for #SwissWeek

Disclaimer: I was provided with product from Saputo Specialty Cheese to try but was under no obligation to review, or write a positive review if I so chose. All opinions are, as always, my own.
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