This garlic bread recipe is very traditional, with lots of butter and garlic loaded onto warm, soft, and pillowy French bread. You could turn this into a light meal by serving it with a crisp green salad. Alternatively, serve it with your favorite tomato sauce pasta.
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You could turn this into a light meal by serving it with a crisp green salad. Alternatively, serve it with your favorite tomato sauce pasta.
Preheat the oven to 450°F and place a rack in the center.
In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until the butter is golden and the garlic is fragrant.
The bread should be cut in half lengthwise. Brush the crust liberally with the garlic butter.
Cut the bread in half and place it cut-side up on a plate. To make "pull-apart" garlic bread, cut each loaf crosswise at 2-inch intervals without cutting all the way through.
Brush the cut sides of the bread liberally with more garlic butter, spreading any remaining garlic evenly over the top. You should use the entire amount of garlic butter. Transfer the bread to a rimmed baking sheet with care.
Sprinkle the Parmesan, black pepper, oregano and a pinch of salt over the loaves and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the edges of the bread are a deep golden brown. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot.