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Jun 21, 2007 05:24 AM

Garlic Bread

I am designated to make and bring garlic bread to a dinner tonight...Any suggestions of how to make a really great one?

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    1. We've been using this recipe from Epicurious for a few years now and we love it...the only thing I do a little differently is cut back on the butter and use more olive oil BUT do as you please...I also add a sprinkle of grated romano or parmesan after opening the foil and putting it back in the oven:

      1. My friends go nuts for my garlic bread. What I do is:

        Roast a head or two of garlic -- however much you need for the amount of garlic bread you're planning to make. Then, mash it into some room-temperature butter, add in a couple handfuls of grated parmesan cheese, a handful of chopped parsley, and some salt and pepper. Spread over the halved baguettes, and bake at 375 until it's bubbly and golden. I know these amounts are really vague but, it's a pretty hard "recipe" to mess up regardless of the proportions!

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        1. re: operagirl

          This is the perfect way to make garlic bread. The roasted garlic lends so much depth and flavor. Just make sure your parmesan (or romano, as I use) is freshly grated. None of that green can stuff!

          1. re: operagirl

            I agree- that recipe is perfect- Another good one: roasted garlic, mash into room temp butter- add grated parmesan, parsley and a bit of olive oil. Onto the baguette, and bake til crispy. So good- though I think your recipe is a bit more figure friendly:}

          2. I made some last week, and used a microplane for the garlic instead of mincing it. It was great. Butter garlic balck pepper and parsley

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              1. re: toodie jane

                Microplanes are great. Among other things they reduce garlic to a fine and evenly textured paste.

                My dark secret...I'm happy with that cheap and nasty greasy supermarket garlic bread. You know, with the paprika. Several times with XBF that and a couple of cocktails were dinner.

            1. I heat olive oil on low, add chopped garlic until it starts getting toasty, then add butter. Brush over cut loaf, add parmesan cheese, parsley, salt. Bake 350 until done.