Chives=Erba Cipollina The Italian name erba cipollina, which means onion grass, says everything about this nice and good looking herb. Chives used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder taste, so perfect for those who dislike onions
Chives have a wide variety of culinary uses as they match well with egg, cheese, baked potatoes, salads and perfect in sandwiches. They impart a light onion flavour in any dish and can be used interchangeably in recipes calling for onions .Here we suggest an easy but tasty recipe for a Crostini . Chives can be found fresh all year round and they can also be dry-frozen without much impairment to the taste .They keep their lovely green colour when cooked so they make a fancy addition to many dishes. Chives also grow very well on a windowsill so perfect to try growing herbs inside .
CROSTINI ALL’ERBA CIPOLLINA
- 150g robiola or stracchino cheese
- a bunch of chives
- a pinch of salt
- white pepper
- 10 small slices of bread
- Chop the chives and mix them with the cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Toast the slices of bread and then spread on the cream.
- Serve them as an appetizer