It took about 10 minutes to make two plates full. And less than 5 minutes for everything to disappear. (Burp!)
Just like magic.
I still can’t get over it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen food disappear that quickly. Okay, granted my in-laws were over at my place, fondly called “Cafe Estebucks,” for the regular Sunday coffee-and-brunch but still, two whole plates worth gone in 5 minutes is quite a feat, right? 😆
You know how it is in those magic shows, where right before they perform some incredible feat, a deep, carefully-modulated voice warns ominously, “Do not try this at home.” Well, today I’d like to take the opposite path. I dare you, my friends: Do try this at home!
Then let me know if everything disappeared from the plate in record-time as well. Deal? Deal! Awesome. 🙂
What You’ll Need:
- French bread (I bought mine, but if it’s your kind of adventure to make your own, you can find a great recipe here)
- French salted butter (I used Président Unsalted Butter, but really any butter that you love will do. Or you can skip it altogether if you’re on a diet :|)
- Herbs: toasted chopped garlic, chopped basil, a tiny bit of freshly-ground pepper
- Prosciutto or Salami Milano
- Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
How to Perform the Magic Trick:
1. Slice the loaf of French bread. Spread butter on each slice.
2. Add toasted garlic bits, chopped basil and a dash of pepper.
3. Thinly slice your fresh mozzarella.
4. Lay the cheese slices on top of your butter and herbs.
5. Stick everything in the oven (about 5 minutes at 180ºC or 356ºF). Take the slices out when the cheese turns golden-yellow.
6. Bring out your prosciutto or salami milano and lay these on top of the now-crunchy bread with soft melted mozza.
7. Serve on a plate and watch everything disappear in less than 5 minutes.
Who’d have thought something so deliciously simple could be simply delicious? 🙂
Okay, your turn! Try it out and do let me know if you loved it! 🙂 And do have a magical Friday, my friends!
* Credits for stock photos I used to create the image of the magician-boy: Emitra & Gastonmag at sxc.hu