I named this “recipe” after my husband, Ken… a total bread-lover, who ALWAYS enjoys this garlic bread with a meal. Seriously… the guy can put away the garlic bread. Therefore I named it “Ken’s Garlic Bread”. Amen.
I felt rather foolish thinking I could put this garlic bread “recipe” (if you can call it that) on my blog, but then I got to thinking that maybe there are people out there who suffer in silence, somberly eating a plain old, ordinary, buttered slice of hot bread, while our family scarfs down pieces of this completely delicious, crispy, and filled with flavor garlic bread! Yeah… if you believe that, I’ve got some swampland down in Florida for ya…
I finally decided… why NOT put our tried and true garlic bread “recipe” out there? (Hey… it IS my blog, right?) I get it… most people have “their way” of making garlic bread, and that’s awesome. Well, this is our family’s way. Maybe you will like it as much as we do. Maybe one of our grown sons has been laying awake wondering HOW does Mom make that good garlic bread we always used to have for dinner?
That is why I posted this recipe. And believe it or not… there really is no “recipe”. Just some pictures that will show you what we do. Nine times out of 10 we start with sourdough bread, but French bread is a good runner up. You can use virtually any kind of bread, and chances are, you’re gonna like it! Follow these easy directions, then cook the bread on a rack under your oven broiler. That’s it!!
Here’s how: Slice the loaf or baguette in half length-wise with a serrated knife, and do the following:
Yep, that’s right… I used the kind of parmesan cheese that comes in the green can. Both “shaker can parmesan”and fresh are perfect for this bread.
Lightly sprinkle with garlic powder. We don’t need to chase away any vampires today, folks!
Now lightly sprinkle with paprika…
Lightly sprinkle with dried parsley. Now put bread on rack under broiler. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn… You want it to look nice and golden brown…
And there ya have it! Congratulations. You made my hubby’s favorite garlic bread. Aren’t you proud? Now insert bread into your mouth and enjoy!
Hope you will give this a try… It’s DEFINITELY not rocket science, and it works like a charm every time. Absolutely delicious! ENJOY!