Classic Toast Points
Toast points are easy to make, and are a wonderful base for smoked salmon with cream cheese, pâté, chicken a la king, or seafood Newburg.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 6slices good-quality white bread
- 2tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Heat the broiler (500 F or High) and position the top rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
Step 3Using a serrated knife, cut off the crusts from each slice of bread. Discard the crusts or save them to make breadcrumbs .
Step 4Slice each piece into 2 triangles. Alternatively, you may cut the toasts into 2 rectangles or leave them as large squares.
Step 5Arrange the bread on a large baking sheet.
Step 6Brush the top of each piece of bread with the melted butter, then sprinkle the slices lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Step 7Broil for about 1 1/2 minutes on the buttered side, or until golden brown. Flip and brown the other side for about 1 1/2 minutes.
Step 8Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.