Saturday, July 28, 2012

Guest Post – Great Garlic Bread

Hope you weekend is off to a great start! If you’re meal planning for the next couple of days consider including some garlic bread courtesy of One Hungry Dude. And don’t forget to enter my giveaway for four 5x7 prints before it’s too late! Happy Saturday!

There's really no 'absolute' way to make garlic bread. I've ordered the classic appetizer at countless restaurants, and whether topped with gooey blends of cheese, sprinkled with diced tomatoes and green onions, or simply placed aside an entree using crusty wedges of bread, there are so many delicious renditions. I've been tinkering with this recipe for quite awhile. It can be put together in less than 10 minutes, and can be modified to suite your taste buds. Give it a try, then explore!

• 3 Tbsp Margarine
• 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
• Italian Blend seasoning
• Salt and Pepper, to taste
• Four slices of your favourite thinly-sliced bread (I typically use Rye)

Place the rack in the middle of the oven, then set to broil. Meanwhile, put the margarine, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a large frying pan on the stovetop, and heat over medium. Once the margarine begins to melt, stir to ensure all the ingredients blend together, and the mixture covers the entire base of the pan. When the margarine begins to bubble, place the bread on the pan. Press down lightly using your fingers, allowing the bread to soak up the mixture. After a few seconds, take the bread out of the pan, and place it in the oven. Broil until the bread begins to brown, then take it out of the oven and serve.

For a treat, try sprinkling Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan — or any combination of those cheeses — on top of the bread, just before placing it in the oven. In that variation, once the cheese begins to bubble and brown, remove the bread from the oven and serve.

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