Everyone’s Favorite Garlic Bread

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Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread | This is a really easy recipe for making garlic bread that everyone loves. It doesn't involve making the bread. so it's fast and doesn't dirty any pots!
Everyone’s Favorite Garlic Bread

This is a really easy recipe for making garlic bread and everyone loves it!  Since it doesn’t involve actually making the bread, it’s very simple and fast to make…and you don’t dirty any pots in the process!  Everything you need for a winning recipe as far as I am concerned!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

What You Need

Ingredients

Note:  this is definitely a recipe where the measurements are just a guideline.  You can use more or less butter and more or less garlic you use, depending on how buttery and garlic-y you like your garlic bread.

1 loaf of French bread
¼ cup butter, softened
3 cloves of garlic, minced (fresh garlic is much better than jarred for this recipe)
1 Tablespoon parsley

Pots and Utensils

Foil
Small bowl

How to Put It Together

Place the french loaf on a piece of foil that is big enough to wrap it | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
Place the french loaf on a piece of foil that is big enough to wrap it

1. Cut a piece of foil that is longer than the french loaf by about 4 inches.

2. Lay the french loaf out on the foil.

3. Cut slices in the french loaf that are about 2″ wide and don’t quite cut all the way through the bread.  (It’s not a big deal if you do actually cut all the way through…just makes it a little harder to keep all the slices together).

Use a fork to mash the garlic, parsley and butter together | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
Use a fork to mash the garlic, parsley and butter together

4. In the small bowl, mash the butter, minced garlic and parsley together with a fork.  You can tell that it’s well mixed when the parsley is distributed throughout the butter.

Note 1: This will be much easier to do if you start with butter that has been softened!

Note 2: The garlic bread will taste much better if you use fresh garlic cloves and mince them, rather than using pre-minced garlic from a jar.

Slice the loaf into 2" sections | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
Slice the loaf into 2″ sections

5. Use a knife to spread the garlic butter mixture on both sides of each slice of the french loaf.  How much you put on is totally up to you…the more you put on, the more buttery and garlic-y it will be.

Wrap the foil around the bread | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
Wrap the foil around the bread

6. Wrap the foil around the french loaf.

The cooked garlic bread | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
The cooked garlic bread

7. Cook it in the oven for 15 minutes at 325°F.  You can leave it in longer than this, if you like a crisper crust.

Serve with your favorite meal | Everyone's Favorite Garlic Bread
Serve with your favorite meal

Serve with your favorite mail, and watch it disappear quickly!

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