Parmesan Toasts
  • Cooking Time: 15-20
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup good olive, plain or flavored with basil or garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the baguette diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. Depending on the size of the baguette, you should get about 20 to 25 slices.
  4. Lay the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkly liberally with salt and pepper (I also add basil).
  6. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan.
  7. Bake the toasts for 15 to 20 minutes until they are browned and crisp.
  8. Serve at room temperature.
(Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten's 'The Barefoot Contessa') These work great with dip as an appetizer, or in soup. Be sure to make a lot because they tend to go very quickly!