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Garlic-Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

Here is the incredibly easy and delicious recipe for my garlic-rubbed Ciabatta crisps. These are so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 loaf Ciabatta, very thinly sliced
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ½ cup- ¾ cup Parmesan, freshly ground
  • 5-7 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Fleur de sel, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Smash the garlic cloves with your knife, and rub the garlic over each slice of bread. The juice from the garlic will flavor the bread perfectly. I usually use one large garlic clove per 3 slices of bread.
  • Now sprinkle the ground parmesan over each slice of bread to preference.
  • Follow the parmesan with the basil, place about 3-5 ribbons per slice of bread.
  • Now sprinkle each slice of bread with a bit of fleur de sel. This step makes a huge flavor difference, but a little bit goes a long way!
  • Lay all the bread slices on a large baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, until the parmesan has turned golden the basil is dark green, and the bread is starting to brown.
  • These are great as a snack by themselves, or as a side to salads or pasta dishes. Enjoy!


We really like using Ciabatta bread for this recipe, but any loaf of good bakery bread will do. Sourdough, French baguettes, whatever your bakery has will be excellent!
As usual, I am going to beg that you use freshly ground parmesan! Just put the block in your food processor and process until it is fine.
For the basil chiffonade, simply take your basil leaves, lay them on top of each other, and then roll them up so it looks like you’ve got a little basil cigar. Then take your knife and slice that basil cigar so you end up with thin little ribbons of basil.