Appetizer idea: Kalettes Crostini
Have you tried the
newest vegetable in town? Kalettes,
a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, look like tiny purple and green
cabbages with a mild, sweet, nutty flavor. They can be eaten raw or cooked –
and they’re perfect for this simple appetizer.
Start by heating
your oven to 350 F. Cut a baguette
into ¼ inch slices, brush each slice with olive oil and toast for 6-8 minutes. Slice
the Kalettes into strips. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and
cook the Kalettes with salt and pepper to taste, for 10 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese and remove from
Top the crostini
with Kalettes and a shaving of Parmesan. Serve with a German Riesling.