Appetizers / Snacks
Mushroom Toasts with truffled quark cheese
These delightful, woodsy toasts showcase the savory, meaty flavors of fall mushrooms. And they come together fairly quickly and easily — you’ve gotta love that.
What is quark cheese?
German for “curd,” quark is a mild, soft and creamy, unripened European-style fresh cow’s milk cheese. It can range in texture from sour cream to ricotta.
Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element.
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add half the mushrooms and cook until brown and liquid nearly evaporates, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a bowl. Repeat cooking and seasoning with remaining 2 Tbsp. butter and mushrooms; transfer to same bowl.
Add shallots and garlic to pan; cook until shallots soften, 2 minutes.
Deglaze pan with sherry, scraping up any brown bits. Cook until sherry evaporates. Return mushrooms to pan; toss with shallot mixture until heated through.
Combine cheese, 2 Tbsp. chives, and truffle oil until smooth.
Brush both sides of bread slices with softened butter; arrange on a baking sheet. Broil bread slices until golden on both sides, 1–2 minutes per side.
Spread cheese mixture on bread slices; top with mushroom mixture and remaining 2 Tbsp. chives.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 405mg 16%
Carbs 39g 13%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.