California Central Coast Recipes

The Ultimate Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread lovers, this recipe is for you!!! Our version of Garlic Bread is unlike others. First you start with a loaf of French bread, cut it lengthwise, and then cut into pieces without cutting all the way through the crust. Then each section- between and on top of- you spread with butter and garlic that's been thoroughly combined into a thick paste. Then either bake or grill.

This is so good! Itís hard to stop eating it. This is great roasted in the oven or grilled on a BBQ. ĖItís so versatile Ėitís one of our favorites. ©2017, The Ultimate Garlic Bread
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
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1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
8 cloves garlic , crushed or minced then mashed into a pulp
1 pound loaf of French bread

Preparation Directions.

1 Preheat the oven to 375F

2 In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves of garlic to almost liquid form.

3 In a small bowl, whip softened butter.

4 With a spatula, scrap out pulverized garlic into butter bowl. Mix thoroughly.

5 Cut French bread into individual sections (three-fourths of the way down) so that bread does not come apart. With a thin butter knife or spatula, spread butter mixture between sections of bread both sides of each.

6 With remaining butter, spread over top of garlic bread.

7 For ease of cooking, run a thin skewer through the sections of bread lengthwise to prevent separation of sections while roasting in oven or grill.

8 Bake at 375 degrees for 10- 15 minutes. If grilling, grill until brown.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Garlic bread goes well with any rustic tomato sauce dish, or grilled food.

A tip from Sue!

Frying fish is not hard

Frying fish is not hard. The trick is to evenly coat the fish and allow the coating to set and dry a bit before frying. The purpose of the coating is to keep moisture in NOT absorb oil! To minimize oil absorption fry at a temperature between 350F and 400F max