Crostini Ai Pepperoni Arrostiti (Crostini with Sweet Peppers)
In Italian, “crostini” means “little toasts.” Crostini are made by slicing a French or Italian bread stick or baguette. Then rubbing with garlic and olive oil and toasting or grilling until crisp.
sweet red bell peppers
1 1/2 minced, 1/2 whole for rubbing bread
salt and black pepper
bread, french baguette
6 crostini slices, up to 1/2 a baguette
Roast, seed and slice the peppers.
Warm the olive oil in a large sauté pan.
Add the sliced peppers and garlic and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic burn.
Add the salt, pepper and parsley and cook for another 2 minutes.
To make the Crostini:
Cut bread stick or baguette on the bias into ½ inch thick slices. Rub both sides of each piece with garlic and brush with olive oil.
Toast or grill until crispy on the outside but still soft inside. Set aside.
Either ladle the mixture onto the grilled bread or purée the mixture and spoon over the crostini.