TOASTY PARMESAN OR ROMANO CHEESE BREAD SLICES

TOASTY PARMESAN OR
ROMANO CHEESE BREAD SLICES

6 to 8 servings

 

  • 1 loaf/baguette French or Italian bread,about 18 inches
    long and cut on-the-diagonal into ½-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese or reduced-fat
    Parmesan or Romano cheese, or ½ cup of each
    mixed together
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup minced green onion (include some green tops)
  • Pinch of dry mustard (optional)
  • Paprika as desired for garnish

 

Arrange bread slices, one layer, on an ungreased baking
sheet; broil, about 6 to 8 inches from heat source, until lightly toasted,
about 2 minutes.  Remove from oven, turn
each
slice (over).  In a small bowl,
combine Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and dry mustard, if desired,
mixing well.  Spread about 1 tablespoon
cheese mixture evenly on the untoasted side of each bread slice. Broil,
about 6 to 8 inches from heat source, until topping is bubbly hot and edges are
lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes. 
Sprinkle tops of each lightly with paprika.  Serve immediately.  Cover and refrigerate any remaining topping
for later use.

Variations: Add a pinch of chili powder to cheese
mixture.

Add
a pinch of saffron to cheese mixture.

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