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Crostini with Olive-Garlic Paté

 

 
 


crostini_recipe_imus_2x3By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys

These tasty, easy-to-prepare crostini make great hors d’oeuvres, or you can spread the paté on crackers for a delicious snack. 

Ingredients: 

1 baguette
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups pitted black or green olives
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons capers


Preparation Time: 10 min

Cooking Time:12 min

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Slice the baguette on the diagonal to ½-inch thickness.  Place the slices on a baking sheet and toast, turning them once, for about 10 minutes or until crisp. 
  
Heat the oil in medium skillet over low heat.  When the oil is shimmering, add the olives, basil, sage, garlic, and capers and cook, stirring, 12 to 15 minutes, or until the garlic is tender.  Transfer the mixture to the container of a food processor and process until it is combined and smooth.  Transfer to a small bowl and serve with the crostini. 
  
Makes 1½ cups paté

Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch:  Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.

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