We made this beast of a garlic bread the other night and man, oh man, was it good. Seriously, words cannot describe. We had some serious garlic breath, though. This guy is so easy and so impressive and delicious; I think it’s my favorite recipe so far.
Start with a good size loaf of Italian bread; don’t get a skinny one or it won’t have enough of the good middle part. Also, don’t get one that’s really hard, get a soft, squishy one and cut it in half very evenly– not lumpy. The next part is 100% try at your own risk. If you set yourself on fire; I warned you. Take the bread, cut side down, and place it for half a second on a really hot (CLEAN) electric burner–directly on the burner. It will give it a spiral pattern and a nice burny taste. Then, once the burners are cool, I clean them again before using. Again, this will probably set off your smoke alarm and might be a really bad idea, but there you go. Another (safer) option is to grill them or toast them. Once the bread is burned/grilled/toasted, set aside.
Next, get all your stuff together to put on the bread. A pinch of salt and pepper, the zest of a lemon or two, a handful of parm cheese, a handful of chopped parsley, a half or whole stick of butter (depending on how big your bread is) and some garlic. I chopped up about 10 to 15 cloves. Melt the butter and mix it all in a bowl. Spread it on the bread and put the two halves together. Cover in tinfoil and put in the oven at 350 for 15. Slice and eat!
We served ours with veggie pepper steak and a salad. There were plenty of leftovers and they kept for a few days!