And, yes...these ARE great at parties.
Thyme-Scented Goat Cheese with Prosciutto and Shallots
Makes about 24 crackers.
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 large shallots, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces thinly slices prosciutto, cut into 1 1/2 inch wide strips
24 butter-flavor crackers (I use Town House.)
In a small saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Add the vinegar and cook, uncovered, for about 30 seconds until slightly reduced.
In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, milk, and thyme. Mix until soft and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To assemble, place one piece prosciutto on a cracker. Top with 1 teaspoon of the goat cheese mixture. Top with a bit of the shallot mixture.