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Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
5 from 2 votes

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

These Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps are made from simple ingredients.  They're perfect for snacking, over salads, or with any main course.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 20 crisps
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Use a good, hearty loaf of ciabatta.
Use freshly ground Parmesan.
These crisps are vegetarian.