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Parmesan Crostini

This recipe for Parmesan Crostini from Michael Chiarello is incredibly easy to make, but imparts a satisfying crunch and delicious flavor. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. You’ll need about ½ a loaf of good, crusty bread—ciabatta works well—and slice it as thinly as possible. Once sliced, brush the bread on both sides with extra-virgin olive oil—you’ll need about 2 tablespoons altogether—and season lightly with salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until crusty and brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Turn once about halfway through cooking, and dust with 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan. You can serve these crostini hot, warm or at room temperature, and perhaps the best part, you can put just about anything—from fresh cheese to roasted vegetables to your favorite dip—  on these crispy little toasts and it’ll taste amazing!

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