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Crostini couldn't be simpler to make or more versatile to use. All you need is a loaf of white bread, such as a simple Italian loaf or a baguette. Slice it evenly, brush the slices with a little olive oil on both sides, and toast just to crisp the slices up, not to darken them. In Italian crostina means crusty, and crostini means toasts and these little toasts are the perfect base for your pick of toppings.

Everyday Food, June 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 60
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Ingredients

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Toppings

Directions

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  • 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.

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

Cook's Notes

To plan ahead for a party, bake the crostini toasts up to a week in advance, and top just before serving. To store, keep at room temperature in a resealable plastic bag, up to 1 week.

Variations

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

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Reviews (3)

455 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 163
  • 2 star values: 98
  • 1 star values: 27
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
Superb 💯👌🏼
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2018
Perfect recipe for crostini.
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
Simple and delicious! I just needed basic directions that would assure crunchy, tasty bread and this delivered.
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