bruschetta (garlic bread)

In Lucania, to celebrate the first olive oil of the season, they make this simple bruschetta, a simply grilled bread, rubbed with a garlic clove, drizzled with the best extra virgin olive oil you have, and then sprinkled with coarse sea salt. You won’t believe how great it is! Taste it washed down with a good glass of chilled wine!

Difficulty: easy – Preparation time: 2 min
Cooking time: 5 min – Cost: very low

1 loaf bakery bread
2 whole garlic cloves
extra virgin olive oil
coarse sea salt

Slice the bread into 1 inch slices. Grill on each side.

Take a clove of garlic and rub it against the crusty surface of the slices. If the slices have been properly grilled, the garlic will wear down in seconds, like you were rubbing it against sand paper.
Add a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil over the slices.
Season with coarse sea salt.

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