Grilled Country Bread

*required fields

thank you!
Thank you for e-mailing a recipe to your friend.
home or Register

recipes  /  Grilled Country Bread this recipe: Print
Grilled Country Bread
cookbook: Lidia's Italian Table
user comments (0)

serves: Makes 6 toasts


6 slices Italian bread, 1/2-inch-thick slices
extra-virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, peeled


Prepare a charcoal fire or heat a grill pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Grill as many of the bread slices as will fit in a single layer, turning them only once, until they are golden brown and crispy, even slightly charred around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes total, depending on the intensity of the heat. Remove the bruschette from the grill and brush them lightly with olive oil. Rub the garlic clove lightly over one side of the bread to flavor it.

Alternatively, the bruschette can be prepared in the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer and bake until golden brown and crispy around the edges, 6 to 8 minutes. Brush with olive oil and rub with the garlic clove as described above.

Serve the bruschette as soon as possible after toasting, with the topping of your choice.

Lidia's Italian Table

Add To Cart

Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
buy now ›
read more ›

Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
buy now ›

Lidia's Stoneware Collection

buy now ›

Sign up now for access to
recipes, tips, and more!

Becoming a member of the Community Table is easy and free!
Please fill out the required fields below.
*required fields

sign in information
about you

Welcome to the Community Table. Please sign in to
access your recipe box, photos, discussions,
and personal settings.

Forgot password?
Not a member? Join now!