Cast Iron Mushroom and Cheese Dip

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Cast Iron Mushroom and Cheese DiServes 4 – 6

Sautéed Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth to clean. Trim the ends, slice and place in a large bowl. Pour the olive oil in cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high heat seconds. Add the mushrooms, stir, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.


Remove the lid, add the salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until all moisture is evaporated and the mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

 Ingredients

1 cup caramelized sliced mushrooms

½ lb. Italian Fontina, Havarti or any melting cheese rind removed and 1-inch-diced

½ lb. Fresh Mozzarella, cut into 1-inch dice

6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives leaves

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 crusty French baguette

 Directions

Place the caramelized mushrooms on the bottom of the black iron skillet, top the cubes of Fontina and Mozzarella evenly in an 8-inch cast-iron pan. Combine the garlic, chives, and rosemary and sprinkle it over the cheese. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and place the pan in a 450-degree oven for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and starts to brown.

Serve the baked cheese family-style — right out of the oven in the pan with crostini for everyone to dip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lili Courtney