|A garlic bread butter blend with Parmesan cheese.|
Parmesan Garlic ToastThis is based on a garlic bread butter blend that I've been using for years, with the addition of Parmesan cheese. The blend is fantastic all on its own, but the Parmesan just gives it a little extra zip.
Here's what you'll need: unsalted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, minced onion, parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The amounts listed are for a full sized (1-pound) loaf of French bread, but it's very easily adaptable for smaller amounts, or make the full recipe and any leftover blend may be stored in the refrigerator to use later, or frozen.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter and half of the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl and add all of the seasonings. I like a little Cajun seasoning thrown in - totally optional, of course.
Mix together well.
Halve the bread lengthwise or cut into 1-inch slices and smear the butter mixture all over one side of the bread.
Place on a baking sheet and in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until butter has melted and bread is warmed through.
Remove the bread from the oven and sprinkle tops with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
Return to the oven until cheese is melted. May also place bread under the broiler to finish.
Recipe: Parmesan Garlic Toast©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 12 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, or to taste, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, or to taste, optional
- 1/2 tablespoon dried minced onions
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 pound loaf of French bread, or your choice of bread, cut into slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter and half of the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl and add all of the seasonings. Mix together well. Halve the bread lengthwise or cut into 1-inch slices and smear the butter mixture all over one side of the bread. Place on a baking sheet in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until butter has melted and bread is warmed through. Remove the bread from the oven and sprinkle tops with the remaining Parmesan cheese; return to the oven just until cheese is melted.
Tip: May also place bread under the broiler after topping with the Parmesan cheese, at least 5 to 6 inches from the element, but only long enough for the top to brown, checking it every few seconds. DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED!
Cook's Notes: Soften butter to room temperature only. Do not melt. Since it is easier to control salt, I most often use unsalted butter in my cooking. If you use a salted butter, keep in mind other sources of sodium, such as the cheese, seasoned salt and Ranch dressing mix, if using, to avoid oversalting.
Skillet Parmesan Garlic Toast: Prepare as above, substituting Texas Toast, except butter only one side of the bread and toast, buttered side down, in a preheated hot skillet, until golden brown.
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