GARLIC CROUTONS WITH PARMESAN CHEESE
1 loaf French baguette, split lenghtwise
2 garlic cloves, peeled and flattened
4 tbsp. olive oil
ground black pepper, freshly ground
4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Rub the outside crust of the bread all over with the garlic cloves. Cut the bread into 1 1/2 - inch-thick slices and brush the slices with olive oil. Grind some black pepper over the oiled side and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown (about 10 minutes).