- Extra-virgin olive oil as needed, about ½ cup
- Garlic cloves (optional)
- 1-lb. loaf rustic country bread or crusty baguette, sliced ½ inch thick (cut baguettes on the diagonal)
- Bruschetta toppings (optional): Use Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil; Warm Herbed Goat Cheese; Grilled Radicchio & Onions with Balsamic Vinegar; or your own creation
Coat the bottom of one or two rimmed baking sheets with olive oil and set the bread slices on top in a single layer. Brush the tops with a little more oil and set aside until you're ready to grill. Light a charcoal fire and heat it until you can hold your hand above the grate for no more than 2 ...