Monday, August 26, 2013

Fundamental Garlic Bread

After mentioning 'garlic bread' in my last post--I figured, why not? Easy to make, and an absolutely fundamental skill for any would-be chef. Enough said!


Equipment:
Oven
Baking sheet/jelly roll pan with sides.
Aluminum Foil
Small mixing bowl

Ingredients:
Small loaf french bread
1 Tbls Olive oil
4 Tbls (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt (use less if you only have salted butter)
2 Tbls fresh parsley, chopped
4 Tbls Parmesan cheese, grated 


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands. 
2. Preheat oven to 350F.
3. Chop, mince and mash garlic with 1/4 tsp of salt.



4. Combine olive oil with softened butter and minced garlic.



5. Add chopped parsley.




6. Cut bread length-wise.


7. Spread garlic smear on top.


8. Sprinkle cheese over that.


9. Cover with tented foil and bake x 15-20 minutes.


10. Remove foil and broil until golden brown approx 2-3 minutes.


11. Watch this closely!!