Warm, tender and crisp, bread sticks are an excellent accompaniment to pasta, soups, stews and anything else with tasty liquid to sop up. Fresh-baked bread sticks are no easy task, but you can recreate those flavorful little strips at home using store-bought sliced bread. These bread sticks take only a few minutes to prepare and present the perfect opportunity to use up stale bread. Feel free to get creative with the seasonings that complement your meal.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the crusts from the bread, then cut the slices lengthwise into 1-inch thick strips.
Brush both sides of the bread sticks with olive oil and place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Sprinkle the bread sticks with your favorite herbs and spices. Experiment with a combination of flavors such as garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley or thyme. Finish with a light dusting of grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake the bread sticks until they are crisp and golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes.
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