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Skewered Bocconcini Sandwiches

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 30 bay leaves, preferably fresh
  • 1 ficelle or very thin baguette, cut into forty-eight 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 12 balls fresh bocconcini (bite-size mozzarella), at room temperature, halved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 flat anchovy fillets, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Skewer 1 bay leaf, 1 slice of bread, 1 piece of cheese, and another bread slice. Continue skewering until 4 sandwiches are formed on each skewer, beginning and ending with a bay leaf. Place skewers on baking sheet. Brush each skewer with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake, turning skewers halfway through, for 7 minutes, or until cheese is warmed through but not melted.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add anchovies, and stir until well combined. Add capers, lemon juice, zest, and parsley. Spoon mixture over skewers. Serve immediately.

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  • cpritcha
    12 FEB, 2009
    I took these to a party. I liked them but most really did not. They hated the anchovy taste. It is very strong.
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  • mmsrjs
    5 JUL, 2008
    SOUNDS GREAT, EXCEPT FOR THE BAGUETTE, I WOULD SUBSTITUTE A LETTUCE LEAF. JUST AS GOOD AND BETTER FOR US.
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