Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Most Incredible Garlic Bread

• 1 (20 ounce) loaf French bread, sliced
• 1 cup olive oil, divided
• 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
• 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
• 1 pinch salt
• freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.

3. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in about half of the remaining olive oil until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of this mixture onto each slice of bread, and place them on the foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each slice, then drizzle with remaining olive oil.

4. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch VERY carefully, it will brown fast.

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