Parmesan Crostini Crisps Recipe

Baked Crostini on an Aluminium Pan
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Makes 24 (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
99 Calories
9g Fat
3g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Makes 24 (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 4g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you want a crispy, crunchy garnish for a highly-seasoned soup, salad, or stew, you don't want a bunch of competing flavors. These simple Parmesan crisps are perfect in that case – long, thin, crunchy croutons, flavored only with olive oil and real Parmigiano-Reggiano (real Parmesan) cheese. Make a lot…they are very addictive.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette loaf (the long skinny style works best)
  • 1​/4 cup olive oil (more or less as needed)
  • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (finely grated, more or less as needed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Place the baguette on a cutting board and holding the knife at about a 45-degree angle, cut the bread into 1/4-inch slices. The more of an angle you turn the knife, the longer your Parmesan crisps will be. For shorter ones, use less than a 45-degree angle.

  3. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet, and lightly brush both sides with olive oil. Bake for 12 minutes.

  4. Remove and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

  5. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove, turn over each slice and sprinkle with more cheese.

  7. Return to oven, and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the bread is crispy and golden brown.

  8. Let cool before serving.