These Garlic-Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps are the perfect snack.
They’re perfect crumbled over a soup or salad.
They’re the perfect complement to pasta dishes.
These crisps are versatile. Even better, they’re incredibly easy to make.
Ciabatta bread, Parmesan, basil, olive oil, and sea salt. That’s it.
Quality ingredients count here, but none of these are difficult to find. Use fleur de sel [aff. link] for the sea salt, if possible, which you can find in my Amazon store here.
And don’t use pre-grated or ground Parmesan. Get a block of Parmesan, and grind it in the food processor yourself. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
The Basil in Garlic-Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
You’ll want to chiffonade the basil. It sounds fancy, but its actually incredibly easy. Here’s how it’s done:
Make These Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps!
My daughter has loved these crisps for longer than she’s been able to talk. We still make special trips to the grocery store for a loaf of ciabatta for these crisps.
Make these crisps for snacking, a salad, or to complement your main course. You’ll understand why they’re such a staple in our house.
Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
- 1 loaf Ciabatta, very thinly sliced
- 3-5 garlic cloves, smashed
- ¾ cup Parmesan, freshly ground, use more Parmesan if desired
- 5-7 basil leaves, chiffonade
- Fleur de sel, to taste
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Lay the slices of bread out on a baking sheet or two. Use however many baking sheets are needed to bake all the bread slices.
Compile the crisps
- Smash the garlic cloves with your knife, and rub the garlic over each slice of bread. The juice from the garlic will flavor the bread perfectly. I usually use one large garlic clove per 2-3 slices of bread.
- Next, drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the top of the bread slices.
- Now sprinkle the ground parmesan over each slice of bread to preference.
- Follow the parmesan with the basil. Place about 3-5 ribbons per slice of bread.
- Now sprinkle each slice of bread with a bit of fleur de sel. This step makes a huge flavor difference, but a little bit goes a long way.
Bake the crisps
- Bake the bread slices, one baking sheet at a time, at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes, until the parmesan turns golden the basil is dark green. The bread will be just starting to brown.
- Enjoy the garlic crisps alone as a snack, or with soups, salads, or any main course.
I would find no end to the uses for these little beauties, Shannon!
Oh I totally agree with you about freshly grated Parmesan! I will “cheat” on some things (like bottled key lime juice…haha), but Parmesan is off limits. The shaker cans of Parm just aren’t the same! These crisps sound delicious, Shannon. In fact, I could make a lunch out of these with some pieces of hard cheese!
Thanks David! That sounds like the perfect lunch yum! 😋
I made these to go with the paprika pasta. They were gone so fast!