Last week was a busy week filled with a field trip to the zoo sandwiched by 3 twelve hour shifts. By Friday I was extremely happy for the weekend to arrive. Although Pat worked late, we still barbecued dinner and relaxed with a few adult beverages after tucking in our girls.
Tonight he made a special request… for garlic bread. This garlic bread beats the store bought kind by a mile. It super easy to whip up and only takes a few minutes under the broiler. There is no thawing, no artificial butter and no dirty dishes! Okay so the “no dirty dishes part” is a lie… but you should still make this, you won’t ever buy the frozen kind again!
Spread heavily and evenly all over one half with half of the butter mixture, and the rest on the other half of the bread. I prefer to use aluminum sheet pans just to get the bottoms of the bread crispy. Place under the broiler until golden and toasty!
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Parmesan Garlic Bread
Easy, delicious and semi-homemade Parmesan garlic bread is great with spaghetti, lasagna and just about anything!
Yield: 2 half loafs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 10 minutes
Total Time: about 20 minutes
1 loaf of Italian bread
2 stick of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3 cloves of garlic (two if large), pressed
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Combine the garlic, shallots, parsley, salt, black pepper, softened butter and Parmesan. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
Slice the Italian loaf lengthwise and heavily smear half of the butter mixture on each of the halves.
Place under broiler (on low) and toast until golden and crispy, rotating the pan if necessary, about 8-10 minutes.
Watch carefully so it doesn't burn!