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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Simple Crostini

Crostini is just a fancy name for baguette slices that have been brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked until golden brown. Their salty crunch makes it hard not to munch on them plain, but resist temptation. Crostini makes for an endless variety of near-instant hors d'oeuvres. Just spoon on your pick of toppings and watch the crostini disappear!

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • yield: Makes 60

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette (8 to 10 ounces), sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 60 slices)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Cook's Note

For an extra layer of flavor, use a garlic- or herb-infused oil.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange baguette slices on two large rimmed baking sheets; brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through (if undersides are not browning, turn crostini over once during baking). Let cool on baking sheets. Top crostini with desired toppings, and serve.

Source
Everyday Food, June 2008