There is a kind of independence that comes with making garlic bread. You don’t need anyone! Or any Italian restaurants! You can make garlic bread whenever, wherever. Well, as long as you have baguettes, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. This is not to be confused with garlic-cheese bread, which is a cheesy, creamy, decadent affair. This garlic bread is simple, ready in 10 minutes, and the perfect side to pasta! Or, you know, eat it as a main course. This is objectively healthier- you see, if you eat garlic bread and pasta (the latter of which will probably be covered in heavy sauce and cheese), then you’re getting twice the calories, fat, and carbohydrates. Whereas, if you eat just garlic bread, which has VEGETABLES, it’s healthier. No more questions, please.
1 head of garlic
3 oz parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
Start by peeling the garlic and throwing it into the food processor. Give it a whir so it’s all sliced up. See, I don’t like chopping garlic. And I feel like a fraud! I love garlic, and I love cooking, but I don’t like chopping garlic? Does this mean I don’t like garlic? Does this mean that I’m a bad cook? Do I have to turn in my apron and whisk? Is it bad that I take chopping garlic more seriously than the president takes the future of this country?
Throw in the parsley, and get that all chopped up too.
Then pour in the olive oil, and blend it until it’s a flavorful paste. This is actually a blender. My food processor has gone to the big kitchen in the sky. On the bright side, my oven is finally fixed! It’s amazing! I can bake things! I was on the verge of building a clay oven, throwing in newspaper and a match, and sticking in some pizza dough. I said newspaper because it burns easily and I don’t have any wood. Not because I want to burn the likenesses of the president and his whole administration. Oh no, definitely not.
Preheat the oven to 350 F, and slice the baguettes in half, lengthwise. Spread the paste on.
On a whim, I sprinkled on some mozzarella. Worse things have happened.
Bake it for about 15 minutes, slice it up, and eat it warm!