Bruschetta and Crostini
With only three basic ingredients—bread, oil, and garlic—bruschetta and crostini are ridiculously easy to make. The crispy bite-sized toasts can then be completed with endless topping options, and served as appetizers or hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail party.
Chef Gregory Vernick makes these terrific toasts by pureeing frozen peas with mint and butter, then spreading the pea butter on thick slices of sourdough bread with bacon on top. The bread soaks up the bacon fat as it toasts.