A classic garlic bread drenched in warm melted butter and browned to perfection in the oven makes a perfect addition to any home-cooked meal.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Keyword: Garlic Bread Recipe
16ouncesFrench bread loaf
2 to 3tablespoonsgarlic,freshly minced
1teaspoondried parsley,or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (plus more for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Slice loaf of French bread in half lengthwise.
Stir together the softened butter, sea salt, minced garlic, and parsley.
Use a spatula to spread half of the butter mixture onto the bread loaf. Place the two halves of the bread together. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
While the bread is heating, melt the remaining butter mixture in a small saucepan until the garlic is fragrant about 2 to 3 minutes.
After 30 minutes, unwrap the bread to make sure the butter is melted and the bread is hot all the way through.
Brush or drizzle melted butter mixture over the toasted bread for extra garlic butter.
Sprinkle additional minced parsley over the bread if desired.
Raw garlic can be sharp and bitter. Keeping the bread wrapped in foil and heating slowly gives the garlic some time to cook in the oven, leaving it with a mellower flavor. The stovetop saute also helps toast the garlic a bit.
Watch the bread carefully when under the broiler - it can go from light to burnt to a crisp very quickly.
This is a heavily buttered garlic bread. You, of course, can half the amount of butter and/or garlic. The extra drizzle makes for indulgent, buttery deliciousness, kind of like adding extra extra butter on your movie popcorn.
If you’d like to crisp or toast the top of the bread a bit, place the two halves face up on a baking sheet. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted.