• 16servings
  • 30minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates
VitaminsB2, B3, B9, B12
MineralsNatrium, Chromium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  2. 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme, washed, dried and stemmed

  3. 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 16 (1-inch) thick rounds on a bias

  4. Kosher salt

  5. 16 ounces fresh, tangy goat cheese, preferably in log form, cut into 16 slices

  6. Sea salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. The thing I like most about a recipe like this is that you have a chance to showcase your favorite type of cheese in a way that's hard for people to resist. I like goat cheese for the "tang" factor and the supple texture. This goes great with a bowl of my chicken soup but can really fit in with any soup for the "comfort" factor.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, shut off the heat and add the thyme leaves. The thyme should make a crackling sound as it hits the oil, cooking it slightly and mellowing the flavor. Add the bread in a single layer. Turn the heat back on and cook over medium heat until the first side browns, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Use a pair of tongs to turn the toasts on their second side and season with kosher salt. Top each round with a slice of cheese and continue cooking them over very low heat or off the heat, an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust the seasonings with sea salt, to taste. Serve alone or alongside soup, if desired.


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