Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ham and Cheeze Toast Points

There’s a comfort food I come back to time and time again. It’s a quick recipe that is always a crowd pleaser, and generally finds it’s way into my table as an appetizer at Thanksgiving. It’s creamy and rich, hot and melty, and puts any other open-face sandwich to shame. So, while you plan your Thanksgiving menu, don’t forget to include this little gem. 

Ham and Cheeze Toast Points

(Adapted from PETA’s recipe)

2 loaves French bread, cut into ½” slices on the diagonal

3 cups vegan mayonnaise
1-cup soy Parmesan “cheese”
2 cups diced vegan mozzarella cheese (I use Follow Your Heart)
4 tsp. fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 package 12 oz. vegetarian ham deli slices, diced (I like Yves)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix all ingredients, sans bread, until well blended, and spread a heaping spoonful on each slice of bread. Bake the slices, face up, for 7 to 10 minutes, until browned and bubbly. Serve hot.