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Game Day Eats: Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Crostini

I don't know about you, but I'm still on a high from the Jets big win this weekend. Not only were the Jets - Chargers the highlight game of the weekend (let's face it, the other games were doozies), but it solidified New York representin' in the final playoff game (the winners of which head off to the Superbowl on February 7). Though I'm a born 'n bred Giants fan, I still fulfill my wifely (and local citizenly) duties by rooting for the Jets since they are Shaun's number one team. And since the Giants just couldn't make the cut this year, Shaun and I can both bask in New York wins with the Jets. When I first started watching football a few years ago, one of my favorite aspects of game day quickly became (what else?) the food. I mean, really, is there anything better than curling up on the couch in your favorite jersey (mine is now a toss up between my Jacobs and Boss tee's) or hitting your favorite bar for a frosty mug of brew and a basket of wings? I think not.

In honor of the upcoming biggest game day of the year, the Superbowl, we're dishing up some fun and fabulous (and super easy!) game day eats. First up is Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Crostini. Not only is it easy and delicious, it's chic and pretty to boot. Check it out...
Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Crostini
2 heads garlic
4 oz herb goat cheese
1 baguette
1 tbsp butter
cooking spray
olive oil
kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
To make the crostini:
Slice baguette into thin slices on a diagonal.
Place on a foil-lined baking sheet (yep, this will make clean up a snap), drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 7 minutes then turn the bread and bake 5 minutes more. This simple technique turns simple bread into crostini (which sounds so much fancier, doesn't it?). 
To roast the garlic:
Slice off the top part of the garlic - not the wide bottom, but the thin top so that the garlic cloves are exposed inside the peel.
Place 1/2 tbsp pat of butter on top of each head of garlic. Place buttered garlic face down in a small baking dish coated with cooking spray - I use a sweet little ramekin which is just big enough to hold two heads of garlic. Cover with aluminum foil and roast until garlic is browned and soft, about 30 minutes.
To serve:

Spread goat cheese on crostini. Dig out a garlic clove and spread on top of the goat cheese. Enjoy and be prepared for lots of ahhh's and mmmm's.

Reader Comments (4)

This looks absolutely divine! I want it right now!!!

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Life Styled

It's so delicious and easy! Give it a try!

January 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterRachel

Thanks for the recipe! I am a relatively recent goat cheese lover and incorporate it several times into my weekly culinary repertoire (as evidenced by daily orders from Peace and Love). I must give this one a whirl - looks prettay easy and just the pictures are making me ooh and ahh!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Kasnett

So glad you like it! If you like goat cheese, this is a must. My favorite part of this recipe, aside from the deliciousness of course, is the fact that your kitchen will smell unbelievable from the roasted garlic! Hope you like it!
xoxo, R

January 26, 2010 | Registered CommenterRachel

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