How to make the best, simple Crositini’s:
1 loaf French Bread or Baguette
Parsley, finely chopped, optional
Take your loaf of French bread or a Baguette (they are normally light and soft when fresh) and cut them on a bias (diagonally) about 1/4″ thick. Place your slices on a sheet pan – whatever you can put in the oven for a few minutes will work. Get some olive oil and lightly oil both sides of the bread – and if you want to fancy up presentation, some finely chopped parsley would look nice sprinkled on top. Put the oven on 425 degrees, and throw them in for about 5 minutes until they look crispy golden on the edges. Like things a little crispier? Just leave them in for a few more minutes.
Remember, cooking times do differ based on where you place your sheet pan. If it’s closer to the heating element, it won’t take as long to cook, the further away, the longer it will take. I know that’s very common sense to people, but it’s always good to remember the small stuff.
Food Tip: bread travels best wrapped in aluminum foil. It keeps it from getting cold and keeps them crisp. Soggy bread is a fiesta failure.
Keeping things crispy,