These blue cheese steak crostini are the perfect little appetizer bite. Garlicky toasted bread topped with salty blue cheese, rare steak and a balsamic reduction are a great Valentine’s Day nibble.
Last month, Brandy and I spent a day making a mess in the kitchen, drinking far too many Manhattan’s (which led to an inappropriate amount of discussion about Jon Hamm’s genitals) and stuffing our faces with blue cheese steak crostini all while forcing her husband to sit there and watch the shit-show unfold for 11 hours as we tried to capture it on video.
With this post, Kick Sass Kitchen is born and we’re promising to bring at least 1 hot mess of cooking, banter and most likely a lot of booze to your computer screen a month.
Brandy being the booze queen she is made a classic Manhattan cocktail and since it took approximately 5 times longer to make the crostini than it did the Manhattan, I’ll let you decide how many drinks you think I had before getting behind the camera.
Side note: can we get a ‘hell yeah’ for alcohol real quick? I mean, where would things like karaoke, dancing and recipe videos be without it?
So with that in mind, here we are in our first 6 minutes and 30 seconds of internet video fame (ok, not really and yes, we’ll make it shorter next time).
As for these blue cheese steak crostini, they’re really everything you could want in an appetizer bite.
Buttery, garlicky, salty, sweet, tangy AND a piece of juicy rare steak to go with it all.
ps- If you love rare steak and want more of a meal than an appetizer, try this balsamic dijon beef tenderloin.
They’re a great Valentine’s Day appetizer (or any holiday appetizer for that matter) or, just eat like 10 of them and call it a meal that’s totally acceptable too.
Especially, after a few Manhattans.
Sadly, I wasn’t kidding about the Jon Hamm thing either.
So if you want a laugh, check out the outtakes (voice cameos from Ulysses, Art and my mom). Real life, people. Real life.
Pair these blue cheese steak crostini with a Valentine’s Day dessert like a Fudgy paleo skillet brownie, Tart cherry fudge thumbprints, Chocolate almond truffles or be super impressive and fancy with this strawberry almond galette.
Who needs a meal when you can just have appetizers, dessert (and booze! of course)?