This is what my mom used to call garlic bread. She made it whenever she made lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs: Her take on Italian food.
I call it Cheese Toast because the flavor really comes from the Parmesan cheese on top. Yes, there is garlic, but it is very light. When I make garlic bread, I rub the bread with fresh garlic.
Mom used granulated garlic, lots of sweet butter and Parmesan cheese. Sometimes she topped it with sesame seeds, which adds to the crunch.
The only trick to this recipe is to let the edges of the bread get light brown and allow the center to be soft with melted butter and melted Parmesan cheese.
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SERVES: 4 People
½ of 10-oz. baguette, sliced first half crosswise and then lengthwise, making 4 pieces
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese *
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Sesame seeds (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Generously butter all 4 pieces of bread.
3. Top each piece with granulated garlic, kosher salt and then Parmesan cheese.
4. Top with sesame seeds if using.
5. Bake in oven just until edges are slightly brown and Parmesan cheese is melted.
6. Remove from oven.
7. Using sharp knife, cut each piece into thirds or fourths.
* A NOTE: I buy my Parmesan cheese at Costco.