Garlic Herb Butter Crostini
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- 12 slices crusty white bread, sliced on the diagonal (1/3 - 1/2 inch thick slices)
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced,to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon, zest of, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- 4 anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
- 3⁄4 - 1 cup provolone cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
- Add the anchovies and stir until they dissolve, around 3 minutes.
- Stir in the herbs, garlic, lemon zest and red pepper flakes.
- Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the bread slices with the butter mixture.
- (If I'm feeling lazy I just dip one side of the bread slice in the butter mixture and place the bread back on the baking sheet butter side up).
- Sprinkle the tops of the bread slices with the Provolone cheese.
- Bake until the cheese melts and the bread is golden and toasty, around 7- 10 minutes.
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Wonderful recipe! We love anchovies so I doubled the amount. Everyone raved over them and this recipe is going into my favorite appitizers. I am checking if they can be frozen and will add to this review when I test them Thanks Lizzie this is a keeper — Added comments - I put the frozen crostini in a 350F oven for 15 minutes - 1 minutes with broiler on and they were perfect! In fact they were almost better than first time baking. The picture where they are golden is from frozen state. If I could give these more than 5 I would thanks again Lizzir
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