Serrano Ham Crostini

  • Yield: Makes 24

Ingredients

  • 24 slices baguette, 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, halved
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 24 slices (paper-thin) serrano ham
  • Very finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. To make crostini: Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Broil for 1 1/2 minutes (the broiling time varies from oven to oven so watch carefully as bread darkens). Turn over slices, and toast until golden, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a rack to cool.

  2. Rub crostini with tomato halves to infuse them with flavor and juices; discard tomatos. Drizzle crostini with olive oil. Top each crostini with a slice of ham. Brush with olive oil. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with parsley.

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