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Melt the butter in a large heavy-duty skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, season with 1/2 tsp. salt, and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Raise the heat to high, add the mushrooms and another 1/2 tsp. salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and browned, 3 to 5 minutes longer.
Set an oven rack about 8 inches away from the broiler element and heat the broiler to high. Arrange the bread slices on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil until lightly toasted, 2 to 4 minutes, rotating the pan as needed for even toasting. Flip the bread, mound a heaping tablespoon of the mushrooms on each piece, and sprinkle with the Gruyère. Broil until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, 4 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.
Make Ahead Tips
You can sauté the mushrooms, cool to room temperature and refrigerate, tightly wrapped, for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before using.
I have made this a couple of times and aside from the fact that I can not seem to avoid burning the perimeter of the bread, it's delicious. And super, super easy!!!! I do rub the toasted bread with a little garlic and I add a dash of white wine to the mushrooms when I have some open. I toast one side of the bread and assemble everything ahead of time so I can just broil them for a couple minutes as soon as my guests arrive.
Made this last night for Easter dinner appetizer. It got rave reviews! And it's so easy to make! I'll definitely be making this again!
Very, very good! I like to add a splash of white wine to the mushrooms. Also, I spread a little butter on the untoasted side of the bread before heaping on the mushrooms and used a combination of freshly grated gruyere, extra-sharp white cheddar, and parmesan for the cheese topping. These are super good! :)
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