Prosciutto Melts Recipe

Prosciutto Melts

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Ingredients

  • 30 thin slices of baguette
  • 15 very thinly sliced pieces of prosciutto
  • 30 very thin slices of goats cheese
  • thyme
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How to make Prosciutto Melts


More from the crostini family! Some people find the taste of goats cheese a bit strong (it's fairly similar to blue cheese), so if you're making this for people who don't like it that much, feel free to substitute a milder tasting cheese. I personally think the strength of the flavour of the cheese cuts through the saltiness of the prosciutto very well, but that's just me. :p (Makes 30)

Edit: Changed the recipe a bit. This way gives better flavour.

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Place the slices of baguette on a baking tray and drizzle lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 4 minutes on one side, then remove, and set aside on a wire rack to cool.
  2. Cut the prosciutto slices in half lengthwise, and set aside.
  3. Bash up a good handful of thyme leaves in your mortar & pestle, and then add in a few glugs of olive oil. Rub the thyme-oil onto both sides of each prosciutto slice.
  4. Wrap each piece of goats cheese in a strip of prosciutto. (The cheese should stick out a little bit from the prosciutto - the ones I used in the picture were a bit short.) Place each prosciutto-cheese bundle atop a toasted baguette slice. (The baguette slices should be arranged toasted side DOWN on the tray, i.e. the bundle should go onto the untoasted side.)
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the tray of prosciutto melts into the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the prosciutto is crisp and the goats cheese has melted (it should be a bit oozy).
  6. Garnish with another sprinkling of thyme leaves, and serve immediately.

Note: Steps 1 - 3 can be performed in advance and the trays can be set aside till just before the guests arrive.

  • tommy
    tommy says

    Are you having a party over there?

  • rachel
    rachel says

    had one a while back, didn't have time to post the recipes till now. well, actually i still don't have time now but oh well.

  • dubow
    dubow says

    THIS I can have..... :D yummy piglets!

  • rachel
    rachel says

    haha yeah, your "help i don't eat beef :(" comment made me decide to post this one too. wasn't gonna do it for a couple of days. oh well! ;p

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    YUM! :D Looks like really yummy finger food for a party

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    I want to go to your parties. Or better yet, you should cater the food for OUR WEDDING RECEPTION.

  • dubow
    dubow says

    You are doing the catering for my wedding! K? K.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    what?? dubow??!? i tought I was gonna do that! I already bought large bags of Doritos to serve at your reception :( . and all the popcorn........

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Dubow, you'll be better of getting a box of Twinkies and Ho-Ho's.

  • rachel
    rachel says

    wow. hahahahha. i have no words. except... iconsam i'm not marrying you! SLAVE DRIVER!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Jai> you are on the sweets man! THAT chocolate cake... I WANT! Iconsam> Twinkies are in the party bags...got it all covered! Now.... *looks down my list* we just need a groom...anyone? anyone? Bueller?

  • Squishy
    Squishy says

    Delicious Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • tjr
    tjr says

    There is are plenty of goat cheese varieties, some mild, some strong, etc. If I were doing a crostini, I probably wouldn't cook the proscuitto, nor the goat cheese (especially not if it's soft). Something like proscuitto and Pecorino on crostini is great, and if you do want to go the melted cheese angle, you could always make something like a thick gruyère sauce and drizzle it over top.

  • rachel
    rachel says

    try it though - i was never a big fan of cooking prosciutto either, but this one's really great.

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