Slices of baguette turn into golden, crispy crostini and are the perfect base for easy, hand-held appetizers. Top crostini with your favorite cheese and flavor combinations, or serve them alongside a dip. There's no wrong way to enjoy these little toasts!
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Slice the baguette in 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices, either on the bias (diagonal for more surface area) or perpendicular to the loaf of bread (straight across).
Spread the baguette slices on a baking sheet. My lazy method: drizzle one side of the slices with olive oil (don’t drench them, dry areas are ok). Turn the slices over, pressing them around on the pan in the olive oil to spread the olive oil and coat the slices. Flip and do the same to both sides. Alternatively, you can brush each side of the bread with olive oil. Sprinkle the slices with salt and pepper.
Bake the slices for 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn, the thinner they are, the less time they will need.
Serve as desired with a dip or top with toppings. See the post for lots of ideas!
To grill: brush olive oil on each side of baguette slices, and place on a grill pan or a grill, over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side, until toasted. Sprinkle with salt and serve.