This is how we ‘do’ garlic bread. It’s so darn simple and earthy good. Whether you use a toaster or a broiler, matters not. It’s the raw garlic rubbing technique that is the secret flavor weapon. We’ve probably made these three times per week during our time of quarantine. We’re still selling fresh garlic, a special once a year treat that offers more succulent, sweet taste than your typical store-bought cured garlic that makes this bread even more delicious.
- Sliced Bread (Sourdough, Ciabatta, any crusty artisan loaf with a good toothy crust)
- Fresh Garlic Cloves, peeled and sliced in half
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (use the best EVOO you can – you deserve it)
- Sea Salt
- Grated Parmesan (optional)
- Toast bread in your broiler, in your toaster, or on an open grill if you want to fire it up.
- When browned, remove from heat source and rub the interior side of your garlic clove on both sides of the warm bread.
- Brush one side with a generous amount of olive oil. Salt to taste.
- If you choose to go for cheese, then sprinkle grated parmesan and place under broiler for 30 seconds. Voila! That’s it.
- Enjoy with soup, salad or for that yummy afternoon snack instead of cookies.