View Full Version : Baked Fromage

02-17-2009, 12:36 PM
I first had this many years ago at a local Italian chain restaurant. It was great! A couple years ago, I recreated this dish using my own imperical research.

Baked Fromage
Yields: 1 serving

For the Olive relish:
Olive oil, to moisten
1 - 2 T sliced black olives
2 large green olives, sliced
2 - 3 Kalamata Olives
1 T shallots, diced
-or- onions, diced
╝ t garlic, minced
1 T chopped tomatoes
Thyme, to taste
Oregano, to taste, optional
Rosemary, to taste, optional
Black pepper, to taste
For the Fromage:
Shredded Mozzarella
Shredded Provolone
Shredded Swiss
Shredded Jack
Shredded Asiago
Shredded Cheddar
To accompany:
Melba toast slices
-or- freshly-toasted bruschetta

Preheat the oven to 350░F.
Heat a sautÚ pan over medium heat. Give the pan a small swirl of olive oil, remembering that the olives you add will have some natural fat in them as well. Add the olives, shallots or onions, garlic, tomatoes, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, and oregano, if desired. Cook for a minute or two, until the shallots or onions become translucent. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Thoroughly mix the cheeses together. Place them in a wide, shallow bowl, such as a pasta bowl. Place the Olive relish in the center. Bake until the cheese is melted and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Serve warm, with Melba toast and a spoon for scooping.