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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
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
How to Put It Together
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).
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.
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.
6. Wrap the foil around the french loaf.
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 mail, and watch it disappear quickly!