Just like my grandma used to say, it is a sin to throw any bread away. The Pasta Queen said the exact same thing. Well, not word for word, but the same intent and meaning. And this dish is inspired by one of her TikTok videos. I am a big fan of hers since I love Italian cuisine, but also, just love her simple recipes.
This is a very simple recipe that requires minimal time and effort. It will be a perfect brunch. You can check out her original recipe here. My version is slightly different from hers. I toasted my bread, I used different greens and I used my homemade tomato sauce instead of fresh ones. Well, and of cos, that extra touch of parmigiano to bring it all together.
A recipe like this is simple and uses very few ingredients. So, be sure to use the best ingredients that you can get your hands on. Or in other words, use the brands of ingredients that you love. Everyone has a unique palate. Go find yours, you might be surprised with what you end up with.
Inspired by The Pasta Queen
Any Stale Bread, 2 Slices
High Qualiy Extra Virgin Olive Oil, A Drizzle
Sea Salt, Pinch
Black Pepper, Pinch
Tomato Sauce Homemade, 2 TBSP
Shallot Finely Minced, 1
Dried Parsley, For Garnishing
Basil Coarsely Sliced, A Handful
Scallions Coarsely Sliced, A Handful
Parmigiano Reggiano, For Grating
Please visit my "How To Make Tomato Sauce" for the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 190 degree celsius or 375 fahrenheit.
Soak the stale bread under running water.
Transfer onto a baking tray and wack into the oven.
Bake for 15 mins or until the bread is soft.
Transfer onto a serving plate.
Drizzle some olive oil over the top.
Season with salt and pepper.
Dress the toast with the tomato sauce.
Sprinkle shallots, parsley, basil and scallions over the top.
Lastly, grate some parmigiano over the toast.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication...