If there’s one thing #Realmomsters are short of, it’s time.
And if there’s one thing these moms love, it is FOOD. How do I know? Well, it takes one look at an exhausted mom running around her toddler all day, or breastfeeding every hour to see the real #hungergames that go on in her eyes. And realmomsters don’t eat pre-heated lasagnas, they make their own pâte feuilletée, and pizza crusts, and salads. (at least this is what we want to show off, actually we order in sometimes, and other times we just heat that frozen pizza in the oven and other times we eat baby food but whateva, we’re here to talk FOOD). Real food, that is.
Wednesday is a hard day… middle of the week, far ahead from Monday, just in time for the weekend vibe, but not close enough. So let’s make it butter, ahm sorry, better. What I am thinking.
On today’s menu, for an easy start – Asparagus, Crispy Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese. Tartines, I mean. Or crostines, or just sandwiches. Easy, fast to make by busy moms and oh so yummy.
If you can even call this a “recipe”. It’s more of a collection of ingredients, put together in an aesthetic arrangement on top of some really great grilled bread, letting all those colours and textures and tastes infuse and… ok I will stop now. It’s just delushious.
Regarding the CHEESE, well you can go with whatever suits you, like brie, or mozarella, or Gouda. The most important part is, of course, the crispy PROSCIUTTO which gives it that gorgeous crispiness, and definitely the soft, aromatic touch of the fresh ASPARAGUS. You just can’t go wrong with this combo, and your kids will love you “to the moon and back” once they taste this. (Minus the bacon please- for small kids, that is.)
RECIPE via @heatherchristo :
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and drizzle the rest over the bread, oiling both sides of each piece.
Grill the bread on both sides until lightly golden and toasted, then set aside. (Leave the grill or pan on medium heat). Rub each slice of bread on both sides with the raw garlic clove, which will turn into a thin layer of garlic paste on the surface of the bread.
In a heavy skillet, fry the prosciutto over medium-high heat until all of the fat has rendered and the prosciutto is crispy. Set aside.
Cook the asparagus in the prosciutto fat pan and sprinkle with salt and grill until tender on the hot grill or grill pan. About 3-4 minutes.
Layer two ounces of cheese on each slice of bread and cook in same pan for about 1 minute or JUST until the cheese has started to melt. Pile the asparagus on top of the cheese.
Put the prosciutto on top. Well, now it gets heart-racing.
Serve sandwiches hot or slice in half and serve as appetizers. Or LUNCH, or dinner, or dessert. Doesn’t really matter.