Tuscan crostini neri, literally black crostini, is the most classic appetizer and one that you will always find at family gatherings or on the menu of a local trattoria. Its name comes from its brownish color, given that the main ingredient in crostini neri is chicken liver.
This spread is traditionally made with chicken livers, onions, celery, carrots, capers, fresh herbs, and some butter.
The mild and buttery chicken liver paté is usually slathered on toasted bread, previously spread with butter. Sometimes, especially when the family meal includes a broth, the bread slices are quickly dipped in the stock, then spread with the chicken liver paté.