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Toasted Garlic Bread
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If you like, you may also lightly rub red pepper over the bread.
Bruschetta (pronounced brusketta) is the simplest and one of the most appetizing meals. Italians know the magic of a simple slice of crusty bread dressed with salt and good olive oil. It provides a use for stale bread and makes a good appetizer or snack between meals.
Bruschetta is definitely the precursor to all “garlic breads” and canapés. The main ingredient is a good extra-virgin olive oil.
* 4 slices of thick-crusted Italian country bread  approximately 3/8 inch  (1 cm) thick
* 1 clove of garlic, peeled
* whole small dry red peppers, spicy (optional)
* extra-virgin olive oil
* salt
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Preheat an oven, broiler, or toaster, or light up a charcoal fire. Grill the bread on both sides until golden brown.
Lightly rub the garlic on the surface of the bread.
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Pour a thin stream of olive oil on the bread and sprinkle with salt. Serve while still warm.
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