Fresh Sausage Crostini

Recommended wine pairing: Montesodi

Serves 8 small plates

3 fresh sausages, casing removed
1 cup smoked provolone cheese, coarsely grated
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 green or red fresh pepper, minced
1 baguette, sliced into 1/4 – 1/2? slices

Slice baguette and place slices on a baking sheet. Allow the slices to sit for 30 minutes to dry out.

Pre-heat oven at 350 F.

In a bowl or food processor, combine sausage, fennel, pepper and cheese until well blended. Smear a layer of the sausage mixture on each slice of baguette.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Serve warm.