Saturday, August 30, 2014

BLT Crostini with Basil Mayonnaise #SundaySupper

Aaahhh my dear foodie friends. This weeks Sunday Supper is being hosted by the fabulous Connie from Foodie Army Wife, and is all about the party. Not like woohoooo let's partay. I am talking about that nice get together with friends or family, or friends AND family if you aren't afraid of all of them in the same room sharing stories about you. Hhhmmmmm that's food for thought. Ya ummmmmm, let's keep them separate for now shall we?

Anywho, as I was saying, Sunday Supper's theme this week is Tantalizing Trays. Oohhh just the sound of that makes me feel all fancy pants. Except currently I am wearing sweats so ya, not so much. 

Was that over share? I mean aren't sweat pants the uniform of the day for food bloggers? Or is that just me? I promise I will change before the party!

I am not sure if you know, but yesterday, according to The Nibble, was National Bacon Day. Which, to a food blogger, is a holy day. I mean seriously? A day set aside to celebrate that wonderful porky, salty, tasty loveliness that is bacon? Aaaahhh yes! I even wore clean sweat pants!!

In the days leading up to this foodalicious holiday, major amounts of bacon were cooked and consumed in my kitchen. Nowwwww you are getting the whole sweat pants thing aren't ya? I made BLT Potato Salad, Crab Puppies (which contain crab, bacon, AND beer!), and yesterday it was BLT Hot Dogs which were simple but OhhEmmmGeeee awesome !! 

Then I made these bad boys, and trust me they are baaaaaaaaaaaaaad boys because I seriously wanted to eat the whole tray myself. That is 24 crostini people! That is how amazeballs these babies are. I guess I shouldn't make things like this when I am alone right? But when I have a big spread of food I have cooked up for the blog, and Kevin isn't here to dig in with me, my mother suddenly pops into my head and I hear her telling me that I shouldn't waste food because there are starving children in Africa so I had to clean my plate. At 10 years old I used to argue with her and whine for hours. I also told her once that I would be happy to box my Brussels sprouts up and ship 'em to those hungry kids. Notice I said once? Ya, I couldn't sit down for a while after that sassy little moment. Now, at 50 years old, I finally am respecting her wishes. (OK let's go with that). So I had to eat them! Plus, I didn't have a box handy to ship them in.

The basil mayonnaise in these is enough in itself to send me over the moon. I could slather that all over everything I eat for the next month with no complaints. It is creamy, and garlicy and basily, and yes I am making up words right now but it is my blog so I am entitled. Plus how in the heck am I supposed to get their deliciousness across to you without them? I mean, I wish you could just lick your screen, but that would be weird. Plus if you are currently at work it might just land you in the bosses office with them wanting you to pee in a little cup.

2 years ago - Shrimp Fra Diavolo
3 years ago - Sweet and Spicy Peach Salsa

BLT Crostini with Basil Mayonnaise

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 08/31/2014
BLT Crostini with Basil Mayonnaise


  • 2 cups fresh basil (packed), plus 1/2 cup chopped for garnish
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced, plus 1 peeled clove
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 baguette
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 12 grape tomatoes, halved


  1. Combine 2 cups basil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor until smooth. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Allow to cool and cut into approx 2-inch pieces (should have 24 pieces). Reserve bacon fat.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Slice the baguette into 24 1-inch slices and brush with the bacon fat on both sides.
  5. Bake the bread slices until golden brown, about 7 to 10 minutes, turning once. Remove from the oven and rub one side with the peeled clove of garlic. Set aside.
  6. Season tomato halves with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread each bread slice with some of the basil mayonnaise, top with a slice of bacon and then a grape tomato half. Sprinkle with chopped basil.
Yield: 24
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: bread, bacon, tomato, basil, garlic, appetizer

Now let's get on with the party and see what the other members of the Sunday Supper crew have cooked up for you.

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  1. Um, I'd be wearing comfy clothes by choice every day all day long if I could! Oversized T and Leggings are my preference anyday. I love these little appys and I'm definitely remembering this one for our next get together.

  2. Basil mayo - I see what I'm making with the basil I'm growing. Oh yea. The bonus is I can use it for these tasty bites. Yum!

  3. Your crostini look incredibly delicious, Bobbi...especially with the basil mayo!!! YUM!

  4. I wish I was in your kitchen helping you eat copious amounts of bacon this week! Yum! Your crostini looks mouthwatering!

  5. Basil mayo, how brilliant. These look amazing!

  6. Those crostini look fantastic and the bacon, cooked t perfection, but then the finale is the basil mayo. Brilliant!

  7. You had me at BLT. Then you added crostini...thanks for sharing.

  8. Basil mayo = brilliant! Going to make some today!

  9. So yeah, I totally wear sweat pants and make up words. Glad we are all part of the food blogger club! And I would also totally polish these bad boys off!

  10. So I read that today was national bacon day! It's so confusing when these food holidays actually are! Regardless, every day is bacon day. Also that basil mayo sounds fab!

  11. Basil mayo on BLT sounds like bacon love to me!