July 1, 2024

Crostini are thick slices of crusty Italian bread that are toasted or browned in a little olive oil, rubbed with a clove of garlic, and topped with anything from herbs to vegetables, anchovies, olives, cured meats, or whatever else you can think of. 

It is critical to use dense, coarse bread so that when toasted, it can act like a cheese grater when a clove of garlic is rubbed over the bread. Extra virgin olive oil is drizzled over the slices and finds its way into the little nooks and crannies in the bread. Toppings are added at the end. 

Get my recipe for Tomato and Ricotta Crostini here.

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