Crostinis – Best Use For a Day-Old Baguette


Crostinis – Best Use For a Day-Old Baguette

If you’re like us, we usually like to overbuy in the food department when entertaining guests. There really is nothing worse than running out of food when guests are over, so we make sure we pick up a few extras items to have on hand, like baguettes and cheese, just to make sure. Fresh baguettes are absolutely fabulous shortly after they’ve been baked but a day later – not so much. They are definitely edible but just not the go-to food the day after an evening of over-indulging. We hate throwing any food away, so turning that baguette into delicious crostinis is a natural thing to do.

The Crostinis keep for much longer since they are dry. They are so good that sometimes I make them for a get-together. If that’s part of the plan, I buy a discounted day-old baguette at the store, which they sometimes sell for 0.50. Saving money is always a good idea too.

Day old baguette
Garlic Powder
Herbes de Provence (Herb mix)
Butter or margarine

I use Herbes de Provence herb mix. I think this is the star of the recipe, but you can substitute with Oregano, basil, rosemary or anything other herbs you desire.

If you cannot find Herbes de Provence, here is the ingredient list, so you know what’s in there.

1. Cut the baguette diagonally into approx 1/2″ slices.

2. Spread butter or margarine to both sides of each slice and place onto a cookie sheet.

3. Sprinkle garlic powder and herbs onto every piece and then flip them, repeating on the other side.

4. Put them into the oven at 250F (Convection if you have available). Flip each piece after approx 15-20 minutes or when you see them starting to brown. Bake for an additional 15-20 mins until brown on both sides and they are very cripsy.

5. Allow to cool fully and place them into an air-tight container until they are ready to be used. They should be very dry with no moisture content.

These crostinis are great to pair with cheese, especially Boursin and other spreadable varieties. If you cut them a bit thicker, they can be used to make really amazing Bruschetta.

I hope you enjoy it. If you try this recipe, be sure to tweet your pics using #LifeofV.


Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: Makes about 20ish slices per baguette


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