Toast Cups with Escarole Pancetta Topping

Toast Cups with Escarole Pancetta Topping Image by: Toast Cups with Escarole Pancetta Topping Author: Canadian Living

Garnish these delicate bites with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Baking: 2006

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup pancetta bacon chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 cups shredded escarole (about 1 large bunch)
  • 8 cups shredded Swiss chard (about 1 large bunch)
  • 8 cups shredded curly endive (about 1 large bunch)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Toast Cups:
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 12 slices raisin bread
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread
  • 12 slices rye bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

Method

Escarole Pancetta Topping
In small skillet, toast pine nuts over low heat, stirring often, until golden and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Set aside.

In Dutch oven, fry pancetta over medium-low heat, stirring often, until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Add escarole, salt and pepper; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Uncover and cook until any liquid is evaporated, about 1 minute. Scrape into bowl; let cool.

Stir in pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours; warm through to serve.

Toast Cups
With rolling pin or bottle, flatten 12 slices of bread (white, raisin, whole wheat or rye). Using 2-inch (5 cm) fluted or plain round cutter, cut 3 rounds from each slice. Slightly brush both sides with 3 tbsp (50 mL) butter, melted.

Press rounds into mini-muffin cups in 350 F (180 C) oven until golden and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 57 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 32.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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