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Cheesy Croutons

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Makes18 croutons, enough to garnish 6 to 9 servings

Cooking Methodbroiling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecheesy, crisp, crunchy

Type of Dishcanape/crostini

Ingredients

  • 18 baguette slices (½ inch/1 cm thick)
  • Olive oil
  • ½ cup  (125 mL) shredded or grated cheese (any type or a mix)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Large rimmed baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler, with rack placed 4 inches (10 cm) from heat.

  2. Brush both sides of baguette slices lightly with oil and place on baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until toasted on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Sprinkle with cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Broil until cheese is just melted, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly on sheet on a wire rack and use warm.

  3. Variation:

  4. Blue Cheese Croutons: Substitute 6 oz (175 g) blue cheese, crumbled, at room temperature, for the shredded cheese. We like Maytag, Gorgonzola or Saga.

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