I wanted to make bruschetta with a french baguette. It was extremely cold yesterday and could not get myself to walk down to the store to pick up a loaf. So, I used regular sandwich bread that I had in my pantry. Since I used regular bread, I was in a dilemma weather to name these bruschetta or toast. Well, what is in a name, isn't it? I sauteed the mushrooms, topped it on the bread and then toasted the bread in the oven. I was very liberal with the cheese (at least to my taste) so I made bruschetta with half the filling and sandwiches with the rest of the filling, using less cheese. These were my lunch and dinner yesterday. Bruschetta are great starters!
Total Time: 20 minutes
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Baking Time: 5 minutes
- ½ tablespoon Oil
- 10 oz Mushrooms
- 3 Green Chilies chopped or ½ tablespoon chopped Green Chilies
- ½ - ¾ teaspoon fresh Rosemary chopped (Can skip it. I did not really like it.. I had some in the fridge so added it)
- 1 small Onion chopped or ½ cup chopped Onion
- 1 tablespoon crushed Garlic (I forgot to add it)
- ¾ - 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
- 2 teaspoon Tamari Sauce (Can be substituted with Soya Sauce)
- 6 slices Bread
- ½ - ⅔ cup Cheese (Add less/more to your preference. I used Italian cheese but you can use your favorite cheese)
- Heat ½ tablespoon oil, add onion, rosemary, green chilies, chopped mushrooms and saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, garlic and mix well. Then add tamari sauce to give the mushrooms some color. Saute until the mixture is dry for, 1 - 2 minutes. Total sauteing time is about 5 minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool.
For the bruschetta -
- Meantime, preheat the oven to 400F.
- I used 2 slices of bread, half the mushroom mixture and ⅓ cup cheese.
- Butter the bread slices, trim the edges and cut them into two rectangular pieces.
- Add half the cheese to half the mushrooms (the other half for the sandwiches), cilantro and mix it.
- Top each bread piece with mushrooms, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of it.
- Bake it for 5 minutes in a preheated over or until the cheese melts and the bread is toasted.
- Serve hot.
For the sandwich -
- For each sandwich, place the mushroom mixture and cheese (I used ⅛ cup or 1 ½ tablespoon cheese per sandwich). Heat a frying pan with little bit of oil and grill/toast the sandwich. When it turns bronw, carefully turn it around and toast it. By now the cheese will begin to melt. Remove from the pan, cut each sandwich diagonally into 2 pieces and then cut each piece into 2 pieces. We will have total 4 pieces. Serve hot.
These Bruschetta and sandwiches are my entry to Only:Cooking with breads and Celebrating Sandwiches.
For the next two rounds, I am going to serve some non vegetarian starters. Now lets head over to my marathon buddies to checkout what they have for us.
In 2009, this day I posted Chikkudukaya kura or Indian broad beans fry
Looks and sounds yummy...
Great dish sweetie, Am gonna make this, one of these coming week-ends for my guests.
Also, as requested earlier, is it possible to figure our the calories?
Raj, I thought you wanted the calories for that recipe and did not realize you were requesting for all the recipes. Will see what I can do.
Gr8 starter with mushroom...will try it soon...
Lovely idea to categorize the marathon blogger making it easier for us...
The clicks are so tempting and inviting....
mushroom is my all time favourite and the sandwitch souns good.thanks for sharing
Looks so tempting.Great that u categorized the themes:)
Love the way you categorized the marathoners. Mushroom brushetta or you can call them open faced mushroom sandwiches, they look delectable. Even my husband is not a fan of mushrooms, so I like you I would be eating all those by myself.. yummmm...
These looks so delicious ...would love to try it soon...I am sure kids will love it ..
that look wonderful and delish!
Mina Joshi says
I love the bruchettas. Great for lunch.
Omg, am just drooling here..irresistible brushcetta..
Gayathri Kumar says
Looks so yumm..
Meena Thennaapan says
I love these open faced sandwiches
Delicious looking snack
that looks so delicious..am not sure my kid will like it,,but am too tempted to make it for myself..
love the step by step procedure & perfect for tea time snack..
Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi says
good one..categorization sure gives more clarity!
Mushroom is my fav, but i never had it in a sandwich ... have to try it next weekend 🙂
Wow usha that looks excellent and I liked your categorisation even better..kudos!