Monday, December 19, 2011

Big Fat Garlic Bread

Yeah, you read the title right.  This is not a healthy recipe.  I'm not even going to look at the nutritional analysis, because it's so good who cares.  Just don't overdo it and you won't become spherical.

You'll need:

A big loaf of good french or sourdough bread.
2 sticks of butter, softened to room temperature
5 cloves of garlic
1 tsp garlic salt
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Use your best judgment on how much of the bread to use for the number of people you're serving.  I cut off 1/3 of the loaf for my roommate and I, then split that horizontally.

Put the soft butter into a bowl.
Using a garlic press, crush the garlic cloves into the butter.
Stir with a fork until thoroughly combined.
Add the garlic salt and parmesan cheese.
Stir with a fork until thoroughly combined.

Spread on the halves of bread - liberally.  You want that to really get in there.  2 tablespoons each should do it, I think.  Sprinkle a little bit of garlic salt over the top too.

Toast the bread under the broiler until it bubbles, then remove and serve.

I highly recommend it with the Kale and Sausage soup.