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Fantastic But Easy Garlic Bread

Updated on January 13, 2014
Fantastic But Easy Garlic Bread
Fantastic But Easy Garlic Bread | Source
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I love garlic bread so much I could eat it all by itself for a meal. And it just so happens that the day I made this, that's exactly what I did!

I've made garlic bread with French bread, on sourdough bread, on white bread, wheat bread, and even whole grain bread. Some of my favorite flavored breads are even more amazing with butter and garlic as well.

What's great is that it is so simple and easy. I can whip it up in a matter of minutes if I get a hankering without having to rearrange my day just to have a quick and yummy hot snack.

I've even been known to pop this into the oven just before my husband gets home, and go jump in the shower while it's cooking.

It makes an amazing accompaniment to any meal, and so it find it's way to our dinner table most nights, and we just make it with whatever kind of bread we happen to have on hand at the moment.

Garlic Powder versus Garlic Salt

Garlic powder is nothing more than ground, dehydrated garlic, and garlic salt the same ground garlic but with salt added.

We so much salt already being in most of our foods, like canned items, baked items, seasonings, and even your butter, I don't find a need to add even more to our meals along with our garlic.

Everyone has their preference in taste and seasonings, but if you wish, these two can be interchangeable.

If you choose to use garlic salt in your items, just be aware of the salt content, and either lower the salt you use otherwise in your meal, or don't use quite as much garlic salt on (or in) your items.

If you choose to use garlic powder in your meals, and you would like a little more salt alongside, all you have to do is to add some.

I find that, especially in this particular recipe, the added salt is not necessary and, in fact, ends up being way too much for my tastes.

After you make this recipe once or twice, you'll be able to decide for yourself whether you would prefer garlic powder or garlic salt.

Step One: Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil
Step One: Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil | Source
Step Two: Lay your bread out to be prepared; I can usually lay out at least 6 pieces at once
Step Two: Lay your bread out to be prepared; I can usually lay out at least 6 pieces at once | Source
Step Three: Butter each piece pretty heavily as you will need it to melt the garlic powder
Step Three: Butter each piece pretty heavily as you will need it to melt the garlic powder | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves each person 1 piece of toast

Ingredients

  • Your choice of bread slices
  • 1 tub of butter
  • 1 bottle of garlic POWDER, not garlic salt
  • 1 bottle of parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering it with aluminum foil. Set your oven to low broil so it will just slowly toast your topped bread.
  2. Really, you could do this in a toaster over as well, but this method is so super easy and allows you to cook more at one time. I usually make about six pieces at a time.
  3. Line pieces of your choice in bread on your cookie sheet. For this recipe, I used three pieces because it was just for me.
  4. With a knife, spread butter thickly on each of your pieces of bread. You want enough to cover your bread and melt your garlic powder, but not so much to make your bread soggy.
  5. Now spread garlic POWDER on your slices of bread. I stress garlic powder because most people use garlic salt, and if you thickly spread garlic salt on your bread you will choke from the excess of salt. lol
  6. If you only use a little, or even a little more than you think you need, you won't be able to taste it, and this IS "garlic" bread after all. Spread it on nice and thick.
  7. Finally, top with a sprinkling of parsley. You don't need much, but a little bit will really make it better.
  8. Broil in the oven on low for 10 minutes until slightly brown.
  9. The slight browning will let you know that it is no longer soggy.
  10. Enjoy! With a little practice, you'll be able to adjust it to the way you like it.
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Step Four: Spread garlic powder pretty heavily on each pieceYou will want enough (more than you think you'll need) so that you can actually taste it.Step Five: Now spread parsley onto each pieceI don't put that much, but it does add a little bit to your toast.Step Six: Set your oven to low broil, and broil your toast for 10 minutesStep Seven: When you see your toast start browning, you know it's readyStep Eight: Enjoy! Yum!
Step Four: Spread garlic powder pretty heavily on each piece
Step Four: Spread garlic powder pretty heavily on each piece | Source
You will want enough (more than you think you'll need) so that you can actually taste it.
You will want enough (more than you think you'll need) so that you can actually taste it. | Source
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Step Five: Now spread parsley onto each piece
Step Five: Now spread parsley onto each piece | Source
I don't put that much, but it does add a little bit to your toast.
I don't put that much, but it does add a little bit to your toast. | Source
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Step Six: Set your oven to low broil, and broil your toast for 10 minutes
Step Six: Set your oven to low broil, and broil your toast for 10 minutes | Source
Step Seven: When you see your toast start browning, you know it's ready
Step Seven: When you see your toast start browning, you know it's ready | Source
Step Eight: Enjoy! Yum!
Step Eight: Enjoy! Yum! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 piece
Calories 9
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
Sodium 200 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Personal Review

My husband likes to make this in the upright toaster but it just isn't the same. I would also have used more garlic next time. I never seem to use enough (or I just really like my garlic).

I have also seen individuals use fresh minced or chopped garlic on their garlic toast, but I think it has a totally different flavor and texture altogether.

I would rather just use garlic powder. This way I can use as much as I want.

Good luck in your garlic bread efforts! We love garlic bread in our home.

Hopefully once you see how easy it is to make your own garlic bread, you'll love it as much as we do!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Do you ever sleep? I picture you running around the house taking pictures, cooking, writing....when do you have time to, oh, I don't know, sleep? LOL Great recipe; I love garlic bread...heck, I love garlic on anything. :)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Me too!! I actually do think about what to write about while I'm sleeping. Maybe I can start taking pictures from there too!

      I'm also very productive thinking about and organizing articles in my head in the shower, even writing notes and headings on the shower wall, but you wouldn't want me to take pictures in there. lol

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      Ravi and Swastha 3 years ago from London, Canada

      We like Garlic bread. We would give it a try. Very nice recipe to try this week end. Voted up & useful , interesting information.

      Thanks,

      Mrs.Choosetolive.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      I'm so glad you liked it! :) Enjoy!

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      Amie Butchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Gotta thank you for this one. You would think making garlic bread would be easy, but I have ruined it several times now. And when I really needed it to come through! I will be returning to this hub in the future....

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      I love the broil setting on my oven. Granted, I have a toaster oven, but who wants to pull out a huge toaster oven every time I need to toast or brown something when I can just as easily use my oven?

      Set the oven to low broil and ten minutes will crisp up leftover pizza, toast garlic bread, cook cinnamon toast, crisp up leftover biscuits and croissants, etc. And I can cook, heat up, or brown as many pieces of anything I want! I love it!

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm so glad that this helped you!!

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      Amie Butchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

      I used to use my broiler so much. I am bringing it back!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Good! I love it too!

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