August 16th, 2012

Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini

This is the perfect appetizer.  The flavors are amazing!  I saw this recipe flipping though an old Food Network Magazine and was intrigued.  I knew it was something I had to try.  How could it go wrong with bacon, corn, and garlic on top of toasted bread.  I am so glad that I gave this recipe a try.  I couldn’t stop eating it.

Fresno Chili Peppers were new to me, but they are widely available it seems.  So if you are unfamiliar with them, they are a small red pepper in the produce section next to the jalapeno peppers and such.  They do pack a punch, but there isn’t much of them called for so the spice is not overpowering any of the other flavors.

Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen corn
4 strips of bacon, julienned
2 fresno chile peppers, cut into thin rounds
2-3 Tbls. red wine vinegar
2 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
baguette, sliced on the diagonal
2 cloves garlic, cut in half
olive oil

Directions:

In a large skillet over med-high heat, cook bacon until crispy.  Remove bacon from skillet and set aside.  Pour excess bacon grease from pan and add corn.  Cook corn 3-5 minutes or until starting to brown.  Add the chiles and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.  Add the bacon, a little salt and the vinegar.  Stir to combine.  Toss in the green onions and remove from heat.

Turn on the broiler and lightly coat one side of each slice of bread and place oil side up on a baking tray.  Broil 3-4 minutes or until toasted and brown.  Rub the toasted bread with the garlic halves.  Top with the corn mixture and serve!

*Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine Aug/Sept 2009.

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2 Responses to “Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini”

  1. This looks delicious! I’m going to try it with fresh sweet corn, now that it’s in season. Thanks!

  2. woooooow Its Look Amazing

    i must try it

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