Crostini | Italian appetizer

My penchant for Italian food started with 'Olive Garden' here in the US. I can relate to  Crostini  as a sister concern of Bruschetta, an Italian antipasto ;)  While I was browsing through the net for something I stumbled upon this appetizer which looked colourfully interesting! So I thought why not give it a shot!? :) It was a perfect starter before our Christmas meal. 

Crostini (meaning "little toasts" in Italian) are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. The toppings may include a variety of different cheesesmeats, and vegetables, or may be presented more simply with a brush of olive oil and herbs or a sauce. Crostini are typically made using French or Italian baguettes and are often served with wine.
Along with bruschetta, crostini are thought to originate in medieval times when it was typical for Italian peasants to eat their meals on slices of bread instead of using ceramics.
( Crostini Source- Wiki)

Italian baguette
Onions, roughly chopped
½ cup
Cherry tomatoes/ roma tomatoes
½ cup
Black Olives
½ cup
Sweet corn
½ cup
Italian herbs
2-3 tsp
Salt & pepper
As needed
Mozzarella cheese- shredded
½ cup

1. Turn the oven on broil mode. Slice the baguettes and drizzle them with olive oil.

2. Then place the olives, tomatoes and onions.

3. Add Corn and Italian herbs. Top it up with mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper.

4. Broil it upto 3-5 minutes/ or until the cheese has melted and the crust has turned lightly crispy. (Make sure to keep an eye on the oven, as it may burn really fast and char the baguettes)


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