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Friday, March 12, 2010

Crisp Cheesy Breadsticks

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I needed a way to jazz up some leftover sourdough bread. I wasn't in the mood for a sandwich and I wasn't in the mood to bake up anything that would keep me in the kitchen for way too long.  So I figured breadsticks were in order. These ones had a nice and toasty crust with a slightly soft center. It was a good balance of soft and crunchy.

I cut off the crusts. When I was a kid I wished bread would always come without the crust. But of course we all know it doesn't work that way. Brushed on some olive oil on both side and some garlic powder. The garlic powder is optional. Baked them for a food 10 minutes, then sprinkled ssome shredded parmesan cheese over them and baked them for another 5 minutes just until the cheese has melted through.  I had this with a side of some of the Bertolli Arrabiata sauce I had left.

These are great appetizers, too.

Makes 14 stick.

Crisp Cheesy Breadsticks
4 sliced sourdough - 1-inch thick
extra virgin olive oil
shredded parmesan cheese
garlic powder - optional

Preheat your oven to 400˚F

Cut the crusts off the the sliced of bread. Coat both sides with olive oil as well as spinkly a seasoning of the garlic powder. Cut the slices in 1-inch thick sticks and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 5-10 minutes until the surface as browned.  Give them a turn half way though for and spinkle some parmesan cheese on top. Baked for another 5 minutes.

Serve warm with a side of marinara sauce.


Dewi said...

Hmmm, delicious bread stick. Interesting way to use the bread Jenn.

vanillasugarblog said...

love your creations girl. seriously these are like crack to me.

Unknown said...

Yeah, I second what dawn says, these are like crack.
Have a fabulous weekend.
*kisses* HH

Pam said...

I could eat that entire plate of breadsticks. They look so tasty.

The enchiladas down below look amazing too.

Anonymous said...

Awesome creation with the leftover bread, very yummy!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love bread sticks. I would probably sit down and eat the whole plate...:)

Phyllis said...

I always have leftover sourdough around(I make fresh breadcrumbs with them). This is a great way to use up the leftovers!

Joie de vivre said...

Simple and delicious.

Daily Spud said...

I could live on cheese and bread in all of its forms and this one looks particularly good!

Sook said...

Oh those breadsticks look so crispy and delicious!! Yum!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Ooh.. Your breadsticks look so good. I shouldn't be reading this when I'm hungry and desperately trying not to snack at 10:30pm.

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