Friday, February 3, 2012

Garlic Bread

This is a GREAT recipe for garlic reminded me of one of my all-time restaurants as a kid, Dom's Italian Restaurant.  We would go there for special occasions, and every time I would order Tortellini with Marinara sauce.  Dom's would make these amazing breadsticks---crunchy, pieces of fresh garlic and butter on top :)

It does take a bit of time to make, because the garlic takes a while to prepare well....definitely leave a substantial amount of time in advance for the bread.  I also over-baked the bread a little bit, so I'd recommend baking it closer to 3-5 minutes.  But trust me, it will be well worth all of this!


10 cloves garlic with skins left on
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 loaf Italian bread, halved lengthwise (I just sliced the bread, but whatever you prefer)

Preheat oven to 500º F.  In a small ungreased skillet over medium heat, toast the skin on garlic until blotched and browned in spots, about 15 minutes.  When cool enough to handle, skin and mince the garlic.  Using a dinner fork, mash together the toasted and raw garlic with the butter, olive oil, cheese, herbs, and salt in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.

Evenly spread the garlic butter mixture on the cut sides of the each bread half.  Transfer loaf halves, buttered side up, to a baking sheet. Bake, reversing position of baking sheet halfway through baking time, until the surface of the bread is golden brown and toasted, about 8-10 minutes. Cut each half into 2-inch slices.  Serve warm.
Hope y'all enjoy!
xoxo, Sara

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