Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mushroom Tartlets

Anyone can buy the ingredients and follow a recipe. What’s exciting is when you’re faced with a pile of random ingredients and you make something, of which you have no idea if it will work or not. When it does its good and when it doesn’t you quietly throw it in the bin and try to wash the taste out of your mouth. Ice cream works well, preferably chocolate with brownie pieces and nuts, but I digress.

I made 8 little tart things from these amounts. I had some button mushrooms which where looking a little sorry for themselves, so I washed and peeled them. Cut out bread circles to create croutons.

In a bowl mix
1 clove of crushed garlic
Two heaped tablespoons or a small handful of finely chopped salami
6 finely chopped black olives
Half a cup of grated cheese
Salt and pepper
A large tablespoon of butter

Make it into a goop and pile it into the mushrooms. Sprinkle with polenta.

Place the bread rounds into a lightly greased cupcake tray, place a mushroom on top and bake at 180 for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with Chilli Chutney, just cuz its good.

You could put pretty much anything you happened to have lying around in these little guys. Very good finger and beer food and ridiculously easy.

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