Recipe by Chef John
"These are a bit different in concept than your average tossed salad crouton. In this case I wanted something crispy and crunchy, with a nice nuttiness from caramelized cheese, but that's about all."
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French baguette, cut into diagonal 1/2 inch slices
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
These are really crispy! I wish I had watched the video before I made them - the recipe calls for the bread to be sliced 1/2" thick - in the video Chef John says 1/4" thick. Does it really make a difference? I think so, these are so crisp that the thick bread is difficult to bite through. Thinner slices of bread would definitely work better.
These are excellent & SO simple! Of course, I knew I'd love them - they're from Chef John! Had them with "beans n' greens" the other night and am making them again tonight to have with a plain salad (these will be the star!!) GENIUS putting the cheese on both sides...Thanks again, Chef!!
Awesome with beans and greens!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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