The dish only went viral after the actress shared her recipe Vogue earlier this year. “I’ve played, throughout my career, very intense characters,” she told the publication. “When I get home, I really need to get back to my usual self – so I always want to make myself dinner.”
The garlic crostini are a little more complex than your typical garlic bread. It’s a bit like a feta-kissed hybrid of Italian bruschetta and pan con tomate, a traditional Spanish snack consisting of garlic-covered bread topped with tomato. She also prefers hers with anchovies (which is zero percent surprising since both Pugh and (canned fish is all the rage right now), but you can certainly skip them if you’re against it. Best of all, the only “preparation” the recipe requires is toasting the bread.
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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s Associate Food Editor. A former bartender and barista, she has been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and researching food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she’s not testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she eats popcorn for dinner and posts about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.