Thursday, February 24, 2011

The BEST homemade garlic bread!

Ok, so really, I don't know that it's the best--but everyone in our family sure seems to think so (and many friends could attest to it too!) :) It's definitely a family favorite and always a part of our favorite celebratory meal--steaks, salad, and this garlic bread! 

Here's what you'll need (just general ingredients--amount will depend on how many slices you make):
french bread loaf
minced garlic or garlic powder
parmesan cheese (grated fresh or the powder kind)

- set the oven to broil (make sure that your oven rack is not too close to the top)
- cut bread into slices about 1 inch thick & place on a baking sheet
 - in a pan, melt butter (for this one sheet of slices, I used about 3/4 of a stick). Add garlic or garlic powder (I used one pressed clove & a little sprinkle of garlic powder).
 - place your sheet of bread slices into the very hot oven. DO.NOT.WALK.AWAY (ask me how I know)! In fact sometimes, I stand there and leave the oven door just cracked open a bit. You just want to barely toast the top of your bread. This doesn't take long.
 - as soon as they start to toast, remove the pan from the oven--let cool just until you can handle each slice. Leave the toasted side up and dip into your melted garlic butter. I just barely dip--NOT soak!
 - put slices, buttered side up, back on the baking sheet. Generously sprinkle each slice with parmesan cheese.
  - put them back in your very hot oven and again--DON'T walk away! Watch as the parmesan cheese starts bubbling (mmmm) and the edges start to brown a bit. Then, remove immediately. 
Mmmmmmm....fresh, homemade garlic bread that is not too greasy, not full of preservatives like the frozen kind, not too cheesy, and is just a bit crispy on both sides! It's seriously SO good!!! 
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  1. Umm! Can't wait to for pasta night to come so I can try this! Thanks, Leda

  2. This sounds great! Thanks for linking to Saturday Swap.

  3. Oh yum. I could eat garlic bread every day if left unsupervised lol. Saw your recipe on Tip Junkie!

  4. yum! I can see how this could be the best! Looks delicious!

  5. That looks fab! Thanks so much for sharing...yumo!


  6. This looks delish! Thanks for sharing.
    I just started a recipe party on my blog, born-again crafter and would love for you to join!

  7. Yum! I might need to do a bit of double dipping - these sound wonderful!

  8. Oh looks so yummy I have to try it this week! I love the design of your blog!

  9. This looks so delicious. Definitely going to make this tonight with some pasta!!

    Found you on tip junkie

  10. SO important to remind people not to walk away from the bread - I made that mistake recently and ruined my beautiful garlic bread! :-(

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesday

  11. This looks so good! You had me at "best"...and then again at "garlic bread"! :)

  12. Oh yum!!! Garlic bread and I are such good friends, too!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week's Mingle Monday. Can't wait to see what you share next week!

  13. love homemade garlic bread I am going to try some of your tips next time


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