After watching Julie and Julia I had a mad craving for Bruschetta.
So here is what I came up with, very easy and extremely tasty!
For the tomatoes:
4 ripe roma tomatoes
1/2 c. basil leaves
1 tbs balsamic vinager
2 tbs olive oil
salt to taste
Chop the tomatoes and the basil leaves, mix all the ingredients and let it stand.
For the bread:
2 small baguettes, or 1 regular size one
2 cups (+/-) olive oil
8-10 garlic cloves
Cut the baguette into 1 inch slices.
In a large pan heat up the olive oil. Chop up the garlic and add it to the hot oil. Let the garlic cook until it's golden brown.
Remove the garlic and add the bread slices. the bread really brown before you turn it over.
Right before serving top each slice with a heaping serving of the tomatoes and sprinkle from freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Be sure always repeat the frying garlic in the oil process with each batch of bread that you make in the pan. I ended up making two batches, one with each small baguette. With each batch I use about a cup of olive oil and 4 garlic cloves.
This is simply delicious! I hope you all enjoy it!
To accompany this delicious appetizer I also made some fettuccine alfredo (recipe to come later). Perfect combination!