How to make homemade garlic bread using a simple mixture of butter, olive oil, minced garlic and parsley.
The discovery of compound butters changed my life. Ok, well maybe, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it did make it more enjoyable. At least at meal time. If the terminology in itself gives you a fright, fear not. Compound butters are simple and quick to make, and the applications are almost endless.
You can use them to top a crusty loaf of bread, stir into pasta for a quick weeknight dinner or smear it on poultry or steak as a flavor enhancer.
In this case, we are using a simple and versatile compound butter to create garlic bread. Who doesn’t adore garlic bread? Even the kiddos love the stuff. To say my husband and I use this recipe often would be an understatement. Garlic bread pairs well with so many things and is my pasta buddy go-to. Enjoy.
- 1 pound day-old French stix or white, hearty bakery bread, cut on a major bias into 1" slices
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3-4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed or finely minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly minced Italian parsley
- Generous pinch of Kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 425° and have ready 2 sheet pans. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and olive oil. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley and salt. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to each slice of bread and transfer to the baking sheets. Bake 5 minutes, or until golden. Serve right away and enjoy.
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