Friday, August 7, 2009

New Orleans Style Garlic Bread

Nothing completes a meal like a really good buttery slice of garlic bread made from crusty, fresh French bread. Even if you're not up for making your own French bread, you can use this method for your favorite type of bread and add some pizazz to your meal.




Figure 1-1/2 sticks of salted butter per loaf of French bread. Melt the butter over very low heat in a large skillet. When the butter is halfway melted, add 2 cloves of minced garlic. After the butter has melted, let the butter and garlic hang out together in the skillet, still over very low heat so the garlic can infuse the butter.

Slice the French bread in half lengthwise and then cut each in half. Take the quarter piece of French bread and lay it cut side down in the butter. Pick it up and lay it cut side up on your baking sheet.

Sprinkle each piece with a little paprika and some finely chopped parsley.

Place the bread under the broiler until the edges begin brown. You REALLY have to watch the bread, because it will begin to charr then burn in no time flat.

Hint: We used this to mop up the Shrimp Riviera!


47 comments:

JodieMo said...

God I love bread. This looks fabulous!

Bridgett said...

Life doesn't get anymore perfect with this on your plate. Wow, my mouth is watering. Your bread came out perfectly toasted.

Lucy said...

Yummo! This would go soooo well with my dinner tonight and I did think about, now I wish I had gone in this direction instead.

Your "New Orleans Style" looks so good, and just perfect. I have a focaccia in the oven as I'm typing here, it'll be good, but sure wishing for a slice of this garlic bread.

Dawn said...

you know your recipe (going way back here) for the cheesy artichoke bread stopped my hubby in his tracks and I make that at least once a week. everytime I see a new bread with stuff on it recipe I always think of you, fondly that is. :-)

gigi said...

Oh no, you had me at garlic bread!

Elra said...

Okay Catherine, have you met anybody who doesn't like garlic bread? Me neither... it's hard to resist this delicious and classic bread. I could actually eat the whole loaf! Miammm

Jennifer said...

You know what? I LOVE garlic bread and I have not had or made it in a VERY long time. shame

JyLnC said...

Scrumptious and I love the term..."let them hang out together".

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This looks so good and would have been wonderful with my leftover soup tonight. First time visitor via Carol, the writer's porch and enjoying my visit.

Cheryl said...

Looks great, the last bread of yours I made was fantastic!

Marguerite said...

Yumm-oo!! I could make a meal off of this bread alone, but will have it tonight with my Eggplant Parmesan.(daughter's fave) Perfect timing, cher! Thanks!

The Blonde Duck said...

Is it sad I could eat the whole loaf with that Cajun chicken?

5 Star Foodie said...

This garlic bread sounds delicious and a great addition to any dinner!

Marjie said...

I love me a good garlic bread! Have you ever tried slicing it on the diagonal, soaking both sides in a mix of garlic powder, oregano and olive oil, then broiling for a minute or so on each side? Put mozzarella on it for a minute or so after both sides are broiled, and call it "Texas Toast". They used to serve that at the Southern Skillet in Maryville, and it's my favorite style of bread in the whole world!

Gladys said...

Katherine,
You. Are. Killing. ME!

I could just roll around on that bread then lick the butter off my arms.

burpandslurp said...

YAY for another touch on your Cajun roots! It looks delicious! Bet it smelled fabulous too!

Mary said...

Sounds wonderful!!

girlichef said...

Sounds absolutely amazing...and I love the term "mop up" when it comes to bread and food...makes me wish I could do it right now :D

Lynda said...

I love bread with lots of garlic butter, so Im really wanting this right now... here I am, ready for bed and craving your bread! :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

How can something so simple elicit such a serious gastronomical desire?? It MUST be something instinctive? Your bread looks delicious.

doggybloggy said...

what a nice twist on garlic bread -I will be giving this a try!

John Roberts said...

Paprika was Mom's finishing touch too. I think it adds so much to the visual appeal. Without it, garlic bread just looks too plain!

Selba said...

I love garlic bread! Yummmm....

pigpigscorner said...

I like how you added paprika! looks and sounds delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

I love the looks of this.. nice and crunchy, buttery, MMMMM!!

Katy ~ said...

I would eat the bread and skip everything else. I LOVE fresh homemade garlic bread.

Debbie said...

Now see, it is my inability to use 1 1/2 sticks of butter that makes my break less than ideal!

Chris said...

You know what I like about garlic bread the most? Eating the leftovers the next morning for breakfast!!!!!

buffalodick said...

Simple things, done well.. that's my motto!

Reeni♥ said...

You can't go wrong with a delicious garlic bread like this one! I love the paprika on it - what a great idea. Congrats on getting a job, I'm so glad for you! Your book is on its way and I included a little bonus for you!

tamilyn said...

Holy moly Katherine, I want to lick the screen!

Jamie said...

Super! Reminds me of the garlic bread dad made when I was a kid! Could eat it forever! But to sop up the shrimp dish? Mmmm.

Joanne said...

I never would have thought to put a Mexican twist on garlic bread. Ingenious! I may use this for my next carb loading endeavor.

Aggie said...

looks unbelievable!!

Pam said...

Yum! This looks so good.

Finsmom said...

Wow! How addictive and yummy!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,...the bread looks awesomely delicious!

the ungourmet said...

What would we do without bread, especially with lots of yummy garlic and butter?!

Debbie said...

Just bread just completes a good meal...love it. Your recipe sounds really good Katherine!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Sounds delicious!

Juliana said...

Wow, this garlic bread look so yummie...very tasty!

Karine said...

MmM garlic bread... I hve not had some for a long time!

Bunny said...

I love to make pizza with bread like this! Years ago I use to buy the bread and make subs out of it, I loved it! My family will love the garlic toasted french bread with the baked ravioli I'm making for dinner!

TavoLini said...

Oooh--so delicious!! I'll take two sticks of butter, please ;)

Christina said...

Stopping in from SITS, this looks so great, I can't wait to browse your blog!

delightfullysweet said...

These look great! I am going to have to try them out. I also love the "New Orleans" style you added!

Lisa said...

My family and I love garlic bread, so we'll have to give this recipe a try.