Growing up in the heart of the Mediterrean was just so remarkable. Every afternoon the farmers would drive around their produce for the day and sell fresh fruits and vegetables right out of their trucks. The tomatoes are just so juicy and sweet,you are reminded they are a fruit,but I digress. This “toast” really bruchetta is served at Piero’s in Burbank CA. It combines every element I love, garlic,tomatoes, olive oil,parmesan cheese and bread. It makes a super appetizer or light lunch.
1 head garlic,cloves seperated,peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 half inch thick baguette slices,1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1tablespoon dried oregano
2 tomatoes cut into 1/4 slices
Preheat oven to 350*. Combine garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor. Process till smooth.Transfer mixture to bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Arrange bread on baking sheet. Brush on some of the garlic mixture.Top with tomato slice,season with salt. Brush each tomato slice with garlic mixture. Mix cheese and oregano in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese mixture over each bread slice.
Bake until cheese melts and bread is golden brown,about 20 minutes. SERVE