Sunday, September 14, 2008

Are You Ready To Party?

Susan over at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy is hosting a virtual cocktail party for her 1 year Blogiversary (read all about it here). We're all invited and must bring our favorite party food.
I have the perfect recipe in mind, Neapolitan Crostini, adapted from Molto Mario, by Mario Batali. I made these for the first time a few weeks ago. My husband and I loved them so much that I'm going to make them again this weekend. They're a quick easy appetizer and are perfect for a party.
Neapolitan Crostini

2 cups fresh ricotta
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 Tbs ground black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbs fresh majoram ( I used oregano)
16 slices crusty bread
3 garlic cloves
16 anchovies (rinsed and chopped)
3 Tbs olive oil

Preheat the broiler. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast until light golden brown on both sides. While still hot, rub each slice with a garlic clove to impart a delicate flavor.

In a bowl, mix the ricotta, pepper, oregano and cream. Smear casually over each bread slice. Top each with a anchovy and return to the cookie sheet. Broil until cheese just oozes, about a minute.

Arrange on a serving platter, drizzle with olive oil and serve.


  1. I'll be sure to grab one of these at the party! See you there!

  2. Thank you so much for sending the over for the party! They look wonderful! I love the anchovies on top of the ricotta. Delicioso!

  3. These look so wonderful... Mmmm! I am saving this one for something special... thank you!

  4. Oooh these have my favorite ingredients! They have my name written all over them. Thanks for linking up to my blog hop!