Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
Here is a simple idea for a grilled snack. In addition to the olive oil and garlic this grilled bread snack gets a kick from red pepper flakes.
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 pinch chili peppers or 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 4 slices thick country bread, preferably sourdough
- Slice the garlic cloves lengthwise into paper-thin slices.
- Warm a small skillet over a medium flame.
- Add the 1/3 cup olive oil and the garlic.
- Stirring constantly, cook until the garlic is aromatic and golden (don't let it brown, as it will be bitter).
- Remove the skillet from the flame and stir in the chili or red pepper flakes and parsley.
- Cover and set aside.
- Grill the bread on both sides until lightly browned and crisp, then sprinkle with olive oil.
- Spoon the garlic-olive oil mixture over each slice.
- Serve immediately.
I really liked the flavor of this bread, but I agree it's not really a bruschetta, but it is very tasty. I liked the idea of cooking the garlic in the oil before adding to the bread. Thanks for sharing.
I loved this! The simplicity of the recipe and the pure flavors were wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Just out of curiosity I looked it up in the Food Dictionary bruschetta [broo-SKEH-tah, broo-SHEH-tah] From the Italian bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," this traditional garlic bread is made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves, then drizzling the bread with extra-virgin olive oil. The bread is salted and peppered, then heated and served warm. © Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst