Need a quick appetizer made with ingredients always on hand? Well, except for a French baguette that is! Parmesan Toasts fit the bill nicely.
Simply thinly slice a baguette and lightly toast the slices - leftovers will keep in a zip-lock plastic bag practically forever. Mix together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise (low-fat is fine), 1/2 - 3/4 cup of finely grated parmesan (store-grated is OK), 2 tablespoons grated onion and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. If you don't have red pepper, use 1 teaspoon hot sauce.
Spread thickly on desired number of toast slices and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned. Leftover mix will keep for several days and the toasts are always on hand should you need some breadcrumbs!
1 French Baguette
1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
1/2-3/4 Finely grated parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons grated onion
1/4 Teaspoon red pepper (or 1 teaspoon hot sauce