This fast, simple appetizer complements pastas, soups, and salads. You can grate the cheese for the crostini in advance.
6 (1-ounce) slices ciabatta bread
2 garlic cloves, halved
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Place bread on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until lightly browned. Rub 1 side of each bread slice with cut half of garlic. Discard garlic. Sprinkle cheese evenly over bread. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts. Divide prosciutto evenly over bread. Sprinkle evenly with pepper.
The prosciutto is what really makes this recipe. It's such an easy and quick appetizer. I was torn between rating this 3 vs 4 stars -- I rounded up, mostly because of ease and wonderful prosciutto. I admit that rubbing garlic on bread never adds enough flavor for me to detect. I wish there was a way to get a little more garlic flavor.
I never would have thought something this simple would be this good! Absolutely inhaled at my NYE party. Definitely a keeper!
I was shocked to see that 3 ounces of prosciutto is $6, so I wiki'd prosciutto, saw that it is made similarly to Virginia ham, and bought myself a whole pound of Virginia ham for $6 instead.
I used cocktail rye in the cellophane pack for ease.