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Perfect Crostini

post #1 of 6
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I can never toast the "perfect" crostini. I usually put olive oil on the bread, put under the broiler for 5-10 minutes, then rub garlic on them. They always turn out too hard. Is it better to toast and then brush with olive oil / rub with garlic? Am I missing something? I'm tempted to just brush the bread with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano, without toasting.
post #2 of 6
Have you tried doing them in a hot oven instead of the broiler?

Either that, or on a griddle pan.

Some say to put the garlic on after toasting...you could give it a go :)
Could be that the garlic is giving it a itter taste as it burns.
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post #3 of 6
When I am making crostini I just broil briefly before olive oil. I set the bread several inches from the broiler too. Then I stand and watch it closely. As soon as it starts to brown I flip it and watch some more.
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post #4 of 6
I've tried every way imaginable, and what works best for me is to toast the bread (either in the broiler or over coals) first, until it's golden brown. Then I rub it with garlic, and brush on some extra virgin.
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll be experimenting these techniques Friday night.

Scottintexas...I play a "chef" at home too :chef:;)
post #6 of 6
I toast like this to. Only thing I do different is I put crushed garlic in olive oil let sit a while then put in spray bottle and spray them. It saves a lot of time and double handling.
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