The Most Basic (and Best) Garlic Toast

Garlic Toast doesn’t get much easier than this basic recipe. We’re sharing our hack for the easiest (yet tastiest) garlic toast out there.

Garlic Toast doesn't get much easier than this basic recipe. We're sharing our hack for the easiest (yet tastiest) garlic toast out there. 

Garlic toast is one of the best parts of the meal when going out to eat at an Italian restaurant, but with this recipe you’ll be able to make it better than anywhere else. It’s so simple it doesn’t seem like it would result in something so delicious but you’ll definitely want to keep going back for more.

This recipe only calls for a few ingredients, so be sure you use good quality ingredients to really bring out the flavor.

When broiling the baguette, be sure to keep an eye on it as each oven and even loaf of bread will differ in how long it takes to brown the bread. Turning the cookie sheet about 2 minutes into the cooking time should allow for a more even toast on both halves. This should also avoid any burnt edges that can sometimes happen when using a broiler.

The two best toppings that I’ve found for the garlic bread is a good quality salted butter that’s spread on right after the garlic or olive oil that’s lightly drizzled on and sprinkled with sea salt. Honestly, that’s really all you need. The parmesan and parsley just add to the flavors even more, but they can be left off if you’re looking for something super simple.

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The Most Basic (and Best) Garlic Toast

Garlic Toast doesn’t get much easier than this basic recipe. We’re sharing our hack for the easiest (yet tastiest) garlic toast out there.

  • Author: Sam Ellis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 garlic clove, cut in half

Toppings:

  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler on low. Cut baguette in half lengthwise and place on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven on a middle rack for 4-5 minutes until golden brown, rotating cookie sheet halfway through.
  2. Once toasted, remove from the oven and rub the cut side of a garlic clove on the toast. Use either butter or olive oil and sea salt to top. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and parsley then cut into slices and serve warm.