Crostini and Bruschetta

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by CraigC, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    SE Florida
    I was wondering if anyone else rubs the toasted bread with raw garlic before adding the topping? Some times I just rub with raw garlic and smear with a cut fresh tomato with no other toppings except a good finishing olive oil.
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  2. Toffeeapple

    Toffeeapple Well-Known Member

    North Bucks
    I do that too but sometimes I add seasalt as well.
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yes - I do! And I often don't even add a topping except for butter. Also I sometimes rub toast with garlic and crumble into soup.
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  4. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I do. Funnily enough I was showing husband this trick yesterday. I rub garlic, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt. The tomato idea sounds good.
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I saw that tomato trick on a Jamie Oliver show - also simply grating a tomato on a microplane to get the 'essence'.
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  6. Planethoff

    Planethoff Regular Member

    I've tried rubbing the bread with the raw garlic, but I prefer to mash a clove or two of roasted garlic and mix it with a tablespoon of softened butter and give a light spread. After starting to do it that way, my bruchetta was requested at every gathering for a few years.
  7. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    I make the tomato and basil salsa mix for my wife's French stick. Toasted bun but never rubbed with garlic.

  8. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Yep. That's the 'basic rule' for bruschette
  9. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    What else do you add?
  10. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    I love the simple one with garlic and evoo, even if I like to add fresh cut tomatoes and some basil leaves or rocket salad, or even mushrooms (without tomatoes)..I have a recipe for bruschetta with spreadable cheese and fresh sausage.
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  11. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    SE Florida
    We have 1 kind we make copied from an upscale Italian chain, Breo, that uses Pinot Noir braised onions, gorgonzola, arugula and prosciutto. I could make a meal off those alone.
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  12. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    I put a slice of tomato, Sprinkle garlic powder and italian seasoning, and then to americanize it chedder and monteray jack shreds on top.

    My sil butters the bread and chops her tomatos up with onion and garlic and then mozzarella shreds.

    I like mine better hers i find hers greasy and not garlicy enough.
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