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Mushroom Crostini

Yield 8 appetizers (serving size: 1 appetizer)
Crimini mushrooms resemble fresh button mushrooms but have a darker color and a more robust, earthy flavor. If crimini mushrooms are unavailable, use all button mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) Italian bread slices, toasted (about 4 ounces)
  • Thyme sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 56
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 0.9 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 10.3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 158 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and salt; stir well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add minced thyme, flour, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

  2. Rub cut sides of garlic over bread slices. Spoon 2 tablespoons mushroom mixture onto each bread slice. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.