This ultimate garlic bread recipe goes with just about any dish and is perfect as the side for a main meal, with soup as as a salad topper. Leftovers are easily warmed in a toaster oven for easy snacking.
Mince the garlic and let sit on a plate for 15 minutes. This maximizes the creation of allicin, a nutritious sulfur compound.
Melt the butter on low heat on the stove in a pan.
After the butter is melted, add the olive oil and mix well. Using a basting brush, slather on the oil mixture generously onto the slices of bread until the entire cup of fat is used.
Spread one clove's worth of minced garlic onto the each slice.
Bake at 350 F/ 177 C until crispy but not browned - about 15 minutes.
Serve immediately as a side dish or break into pieces to use as healthy croutons for salads. Refrigerate leftovers and rewarm in a toaster oven as needed.
Refrigerate leftovers and rewarm in a toaster oven as needed.
Substitute ghee for the butter if there is a dairy allergy in the home.