Italian crostini or any of its relatives (garlic bread, focaccia, baguette) is one of the best things invented in the culinary world! This Italian crostini recipe can take the place of pasta and rice and tastes great all on its own! If you've got five minutes to spare then you can make this simple and delicious oregano and garlic crostini.
About this Italian Garlic Crostini:
This oregano and garlic crostini is my go to crostini recipe and one that goes so well with so many dishes. There really isn't much that I can think of that doesn't taste better with this tasty, crunchy and delicious garlic rubbed crostini.
It is so simple to make and the rewards with its taste will be evident at the first bite.
This recipe includes oregano on top of the crostini but you can omit that if you prefer just a garlic crostini. This crostini is meant to be served as a side with soups, pasta or anything that needs bread to dip into it.
What is Crostini:
Crostini is a an Italian way of preparing bread (although other culture have their own version too) which involves slicing bread in strips, adding olive oil to the bread then toasting it up either under the broiler or on a pan.
The end result is a perfectly crunchy bread, top and bottom that makes a great sturdy dipping implement or a base for more toppings. I love using this crostini recipe as a dipper and as a base for other toppings.
At the bottom of the page, there are some great crostini recipes that will show you all the things you can do with this delicious crusty bread.
Ingredients you will need:
- Baguette bread. Try to find good quality bread.
- Olive oil
- Fresh garlic
- Dried oregano
- Kosher salt
About the ingredients:
Because there are so few ingredients in this garlic crostini recipe, try to find really good quality ingredients. It will make all the difference in the world.
If you do not love oregano, you can make a simple garlic crostini by omitting the oregano. You can also use another herb that you love.
Just make sure that you use fresh garlic. The process of rubbing the garlic over the hot bread is what makes this crostini so amazing.
My favorite recipes to serve this oregano crostini with:
- Easy Marinara sauce. I love just dipping bread in sauce!
- Pasta with Pork Bolognese
- Authentic Bolognese
- Vegetable Soup with Cabbage
- Italian Minestrone
- Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach
- Pasta Fagiole
- Carrot and Squash Soup
More Crostini Recipes:
- Tomato Crostini (Catalan Bread)
- Goat Cheese Crostini with Peppers and Capers
- Balsamic Strawberries and Goat Cheese Crostini
- Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheesy Crostini
Simple Garlic And Oregano Crostini
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- 1 large baguette bread
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon or so of oregano
- salt for sprinkling
- Preheat your broiler.
- Slice up your baguette at a slight angle making pieces of bread that are about 1 inch thick.
- Place your bread on a large baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of your bread with the olive oil (or drizzle the oil if you have a narrow spout on your olive oil).
- Now sprinkle your oregano over the top of all of your bread.
- Place under the broiler until it is nicely browned but not burned, about 1-2 minutes.
- Take out of the broiler and carefully flip the bread over and place back under the broiler to brown the other side (another 1-2 minutes).
- Once both sides have been browned, take out of the broiler and rub the oiled tops of the bread with the garlic.
- Once you have done this to all the bread, pour a tablespoon of salt in your hand and take a pinch out with your fingers and sprinkle over your bread.
- Keep doing this until all of the bread has been lightly salted.
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