A crostini is a sliced bread lightly oiled then toasted or grilled until it becomes crispy. These Easy Crostini are fast and easy to make for all sorts of appetizers, like this “Pear and Coconut Gouda Crostini“. Or to accompany cheese, soups, salads and pasta dishes.
Crostini means “little toast” and are usually made with an Italian ciabatta bread and are often served with cheese, meats and wine. The Italian peasants would use the crostini in place of a plate for there meats.
Easy Crostini Recipe:
- Approx. 12 Slices of Italian Ciabatta or French Bread
- Approx. 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices.
Place slices on to a baking sheet and coat both sides with olive oil.
Place on the top shelf of the oven and broil for 1 – 2 minutes then flip them over and broil for about 1 more minute. Make sure and watch close, they can burn fast.
I usually put the timer on for 1 minute and check then put on for 1 more while watching. They cook faster on the 2nd side because they are already hot.