Okay here it is… the moment you’ve all been waiting for. You might not know you were waiting for it, but believe you me, once you read this and look at the pictures you will realize how long you’ve been waiting. Today you’re going to make…
Garlic bread is, like, super customizable and stuff, you know? What I use for my garlic bread is:
- A baguette or some other long, skinny bread. I actually prefer those “take home and bake” breads.
- So much butter!
- So much chopped or minced garlic!
- A lil’ bit of shredded mozzarella
- A lil’ bit of parmesan
- Crushed red pepper to taste
- Oregano to taste
OK so this is pretty straightforward. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit!).
Get the smallest pan you have. At home I have like a 3.5″ wide pan that I use, but here at school I just used a regular small pan. Turn the stove on about half strength and put your butter in the pan. How much butter? Well, today I ate about one side of 8 inches of baguette and used 3 tbsp of butter and it was waaaay too much. I would say use 2 tbsp instead. Soooo… 1 tbsp per 4 inches per side of baguette!
Anyway, put that in your pan and let it melt. While it’s doing that, throw in a bunch of chopped garlic (like, from a jar). How much garlic? Well, put in as much garlic as you think you’re going to need. Then double it. Then add more.
Once the butter melts and starts bubbling, turn it waaay the fork down, like to 2 or 3 out of 10. It’ll still be bubbling, but this should keep it from burning. Shake in a little bit of crushed red pepper for hint of spice. Add oregano if you want, too. After like 3 to 5 minutes or however long it takes to start lookin’ goooood, take it off the heat and use a spoon to smother yo’ bread in wonderfully fatty garlicky flavory butter. Sprinkle just a little bit of mozzarella and a little bit of parmesan cheese on top of it and pop it in the oven.
I generally just put it in the oven directly on the rack without a tray. You shouldn’t need one, but you can do it if you want. Bake it for 5 minutes or until it starts browning on top (probably will be more than 5 minutes).
Pull it out of the oven and eat it with something Italian and enjoy! It should be super ultra tasty because that’s how everything I make tastes.