How to Make Crostini

 Homemade Crostini is perfect for a party or anytime you want to make quick and easy appetizers. Not only does crostini when made fresh taste wonderful, but it is also easy to make. For some reason in the grocery store crostini costs up to five dollars for a small bag of crostini. You can make a delicious appetizer at home for much less.

homemade crostini on a platter

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Crostini is simple bread sliced thin, which is drizzled with olive oil, seasoned if desired, and tossed into the often for a few minutes. You wouldn’t think that this would cause high prices at the grocery store, but it can.

When I make them I like to use a day-old baguette. I can save a little extra money and since the bread is being toasted it really doesn’t matter if it is fresh and baked that morning. If there is no day-old bread, I actually like sourdough the best. You can choose whatever bread you like best, the technique doesn’t change.


Ingredients

  • 1 baguette (8 to 10 ounces) sliced into 1/4 to 3/8 inch slides, this should yield 40 to 60 slices
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or 1 stick of butter
  • kosher salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil. 
  • Slice bread into 1/4 to 3/8 inch slices, and place sliced bread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle half of the olive oil over the sliced bread. 
  • Use a pastry brush to brush out olive oil evenly. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Place into oven, the bread should brown in one to two minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Flip bread over, drizzle with remaining oil, and brush out olive oil evenly. 
  • Place baking sheet back into the oven and allow bread to brown, this should only take about one minute. Allow bread to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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Recipe Tips for the Cook

For variety, you can rub a cut piece of garlic onto the bread after it has been toasted. 
You may also want to consider using a flavored oil to brush onto these when cooking them. 

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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