1 loaf of french bread such as a baguette
1 large garlic clove peeled and whole
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
How to prepare
Adjust oven rack to a position 5- to 6″ below broiler element. Preheat oven broiler. Rub the bread’s crust all over with the garlic clove. Slice the bread on the diagonal into 1/4″ thick slices. Arrange the slices in a baking dish, brush with the oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place under the broiler until golden brown on one side. Turn and brown lightly on the reverse side. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Yield: makes 16 to 24 croutons.