3 Easy Recipes for Your Oscar Night Party
Crostini with Toppings
Crostini are perfect for topping and garnishing creatively, or simply serving as is for guests to enjoy with various dips and spreads.
Makes 24 pieces
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed
Slice baguette into rounds 1/2-inch thick. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic. Brush both sides of the bread with the garlic oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toast baguette slices until golden, turning once if necessary, about 12 minutes total.
The crostini are ready to top or serve now, or they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.
Suggested toppings: Sun-dried tomatoes and sweet onions; baba ghanoush; goat cheese and roasted peppers; tapenade; black bean and avocado salsa; fresh mozzarella and shredded basil; wild mushroom ragoût; fig preserves with fresh mozzarella, honey, and pine nuts; mussels; eggplant caponata; lobster (or shrimp) and prosciutto; or cannellini bean purée