FIG CROSTINI IS A PERFECT EASY APPETIZER!
Now open inside the Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, Three Arches puts a modern spin on Mediterranean cuisine with shareable dishes. Executive Chef Josh Hopkins shares his recipe for fig crostini, perfect for a party snack.
8 slices of your favorite baguette
1 cup of ricotta cheese whipped with 1 tablespoon
of whole milk (add a squeeze of lemon)
1 ½ cups of fig preserves
¼ cup of honey (simmered with the zest of one orange)
3-4 basil leaves
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
Drizzle baguette slices with olive oil and sea salt. Toast for 8-10 minutes at 375°F. For a more charred flavor, grill and season with salt after. Spread a liberal amount of ricotta on each slice of warm baguette. (Not too hot or the cheese will slide off.) Add fig preserves, or for a less sweet version, blistered tomatoes, to each crostini. Try to get a preserve with large pieces of fig. Drizzle with honey. Add sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Finish each with small torn pieces of basil.
BY Claire Ruhlin
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