Sunday, June 20, 2010
Dining a la Julie and Julia
Since I watched the movie, I've wondered about the recipe. And, bien sur, Google came to my rescue. I Google-d "Julie and Julia bruschetta." Let's just say, I was not alone. There were thousands of search results. Different foodies offer different recipes, but here's what I did.....
1 loaf crusty French bread (I like a hard exterior)
2-3 tbsp butter
Freshly ground black pepper
Please excuse my lack of measurements for balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I simply added to taste. But, if forced to approximate, I would say, 3 tablespoons of each. Just enough to cover about half the tomatoes. First I slice the bread and fry it in a combination of butter and EVOO on each side. I slice the tomates and let them soak in the vinegar, EVOO with a generous sprinkle of S&P. After the bread is golden on each side, I remove and top with the tomato mixture and then sprinkle julienned basil on top. Absolute perfection.
Here are the results: