The dish first went viral after the actress shared her recipe with Vogue earlier this year. “I’ve played, throughout my entire career, very intense characters,” she told the publication. “When I get home, I really need to get back to my usual self—so I will always cook myself dinner.”
The garlic crostini are a bit more complex than your typical garlic bread. It’s sort of like a feta-kissed hybrid of Italian bruschetta and pan con tomate, a traditional Spanish snack consisting of garlic-rubbed bread topped with tomato. She also prefers hers with anchovies (which is zero percent surprising, since both Pugh and tinned fish are all the rage right now), but you can certainly skip them if you’re opposed. Best of all, the only “cooking” 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’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.