This is our middle sister, Jeanette's, "famous" Olive Crostini recipe. We've been enjoying this tasty, easy appetizer for years - at every holiday, party and even just casual gatherings. Trust me, once you make it for the first time, it will be a reliable stand-by for you in years to come.
1/3 c. black olives (pitted)
1/2 c. green olives with pimento
2 garlic cloves
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
4 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
1/2 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 c. fresh chopped parsley
1 fresh baguette
In a food processor, chop both types of olives coarsely. Put into a medium bowl and set aside. With the food processor running, drop the garlic through the feed tube and mince. Add Parmesan cheese, butter and olive oil. Process the ingredients into a paste.
Add paste to olives, then fold in Monterey Jack cheese and parsley. Stir together.
Preheat oven to broil.
Cut baguette into 1/4 inch thick slices. Spread with olive mixture. Broil until bubbly and browned (about 3-5 minutes - watch very carefully so you don't burn them!)
Serve warm. Oh my goodness - who doesn't love olives? This is such an easy, delicious appetizer recipe. Enjoy and please do share in the comments below if you try it!