Crostini With Wild Mushrooms, Pancetta and Thyme
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 pound pancetta, diced into small pieces
1 pound wild mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 baguette, sliced 1/2-inch thick
thyme flowers, for garnish (optional)
Heat the oven broiler to high heat. Lightly brush olive oil onto one side of the bread slices and lay them on a sheet pan, oiled side of the bread up. Place the pan in the middle position of the oven, watching carefully so the toast doesn't burn. Let brown nicely, about 2-3 minutes for most broilers. Top each crostini with some of the mushroom mixture and garnish with thyme flowers (optional).
This recipe is from Becky Selengut's "Absolutely Fabulous Appetizers" taught at PCC. You can substitute prosciutto for the pancetta, though keep in mind that it is saltier. If the mushrooms are dry in step 2, add some water.
December 10, 2009