Skillet Cheddar Toasts

Marcia Kiesel and her friends like these melted cheese toasts, served right from the skillet, as hors d'oeuvres. Fast Hors d'Oeuvres

Skillet Cheddar Toasts
Photo: © Reed Davis


  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • Vegetable oil

  • 8 large rye or whole-grain crackers, such as Ryvita

  • 8 oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves, cut into thin strips

  • Salt

  • Eight 1/4 -inch-thick slices of Cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium skillet, toast the curry powder over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the curry powder to a plate to cool and wipe out the skillet. Rub the skillet lightly with oil and set 2 rye crackers in the pan. Arrange one-eighth of the sun-dried tomato strips on each cracker and season with salt. Top each with a slice of Cheddar, a few scallion slices and 1 to 2 large pinches of curry powder. Cover the skillet and cook over moderately low heat until the cheese has melted, about 4 minutes. Serve hot from the skillet. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Suggested Pairing

A glass of California Chardonnay would be welcome with these open-faced snacks; a nonvintage brut sparkling wine from California would lend a touch of luxury.

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