Portobello and Blue Cheese Crostini

1/4 cup Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp shallots, minced
10 oz portobello mushrooms, cleaned and finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup Maytag blue cheese
Fine sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
40 slices DLM French Baguette, toasted
Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup loosely packed baby arugula or spinach leaves

Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook until browned, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms; cook until slightly soft, stirring frequently. Add cream. Cook until liquid is reduced by 3/4 and mixture is thick, about 10 minutes. Whisk in blue cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

Top each crostini with about 1/2 tablespoon mushroom mixture.

Heat 1/2-inch oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add arugula or spinach leaves a few at a time. Fry 1 minute or until crisp, stirring constantly. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all are fried. Garnish crostini with fried leaves.

Makes 40 servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Per serving: 50 calories; 5g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 60mg sodium; 1g total carbohydrates; 0g dietary fiber; 1g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains milk and wheat