I know I usually have drink recipes on Wednesdays, but this week I decided to make a special drink post on New Years Eve.  Thus, today I decided to post one of my favorite sides.  Garlic Bread.  I love garlic bread.  I like it crispy, crunchy and extremely garlicky.   Basically I like it so garlicky that it scares off vampires, small animals and unfortunately women.  Happens, but you have to choose, garlic or the ladies.  In the eternal struggle between Garlic and Ladies, today Garlic won.

Garlic Bread Revisited
Garlic Bread Revisited

Break off a bit and eat with your favorite pasta or pizza.

Garlic Bread Revisited

  • 1 Round of rosemary herb bread
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup spreadable butter
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

The first job is to finely minced the garlic.  If have found that using a microplane works amazing for this task.  Once you have all of the garlic finely minced add the spreadable butter to the bowl along with a little salt and pepper.  Mix until the garlic is completely incorporated into the butter.

Using a microplane makes short work of the garlic
Using a microplane makes short work of the garlic

Next cut the round into slices.  Cut about 90% of the way through the bread.  Don’t cut all the way through.

Cut 90% of the way through the bread, don't cut all the way through
Cut 90% of the way through the bread, don't cut all the way through

Now slather the inside of the slices with the garlic butter.

Slather the slices with the garlic butter
Slather the slices with the garlic butter

Next place the cheese slices into the bread.  You may have to break the slices in half to get them to fit.  Having a little cheese sticking out of the top is perfectly fine.

Fill with cheese
Fill with cheese

Place the round into the oven on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Then switch the oven to broil and stick the round under the broiler for a minute or two.  Just until the cheese starts to bubble and turn brown.

Bake until the cheese oozes out and then brown under the broiler
Bake until the cheese oozes out and then brown under the broiler

Break the bread at the cuts and serve.

The Money Shot
The Money Shot

Enjoy

-Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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