Garlic Bread Fantastique

by Cate on November 5, 2007

Betcha all thought I had disappeared, huh? Between Halloween festivities, a sneak preview of the new Bee Movie the following night, company over this weekend, and The Husband and The Neighbor Husband working on kitchen renovations today, things have been a little busy lately, and by the end of the night, I have been exhausted with a capital E. But still here.

Last week when I went to go visit my sister and baby Sophie, I wanted to bring along dinner so she’d have an easy night of it. I made a pan of lasagna, which we’ve since found out is Nicholas’ new favorite dish, and homemade garlic bread. It’s been ages since I made lasagna and definitely long overdue.

Garlic bread – there’s no rocket science about it and short of burning it while broiling it, it’s pretty darn hard to screw up. A few years ago, I found a recipe for Garlic Bread Fantastique on AllRecipes. While you don’t really need a recipe for Garlic Bread, this one is worth having in your repertoire. Between the unusual addition of a little bit ‘o mayo and the topping of Parmesan cheese right before broiling, it makes for a delicious Garlic Bread rendition that breaks from the pack.

Garlic Bread Fantastique
Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.
“A zippy change to the usual garlic bread that will surely be your favorite ever!”

Original recipe yield: 6 servings

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon sage
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 French baguette, halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Preheat oven to broil. In a medium bowl combine butter, mayonnaise, sage, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread mixture evenly on bread and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place bread under broil for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

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Kalyn November 5, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Sounds wonderful. I love the idea of a touch of sage.


Alicia November 5, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Hi Cate, the garlic bread looks great! I got your message over at my blog, so here I am dropping a line! I added a contact email address to my profile, and I’ll add a proper contact bit to the blog later today!


TD November 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm

I have never made garlic bread that I was satisfied with, so I’m grateful for a recipe that sounds yummy. My five year old curled his lip at mine and said it wasn’t “as good as school” (read: frozen from Costco!) Maybe this will win him over. Thanks!


Deborah November 5, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Yum! This sounds like a wonderful version of garlic bread!


Anonymous November 6, 2007 at 1:28 pm

Do you like this recipe over the stuffed recipe?

The neighbor husband


Cate November 6, 2007 at 2:54 pm

Kalyn – can’t go wrong with herbs. ;)

Alicia – sent you e-mail. Thanks!

td – LOL, I hear you. Last week, one of the dinners was met with “This? Yuck.”

Deborah – Hope you try it!

The Neighbor Husband – Mmm, good question. I like them equally, but this is good if you want a bread that’s a little simpler. The stuffed one is still up there, but with all the cheese, artichokes, etc., it’s almost a meal by itself, you know?


Mrs. L November 7, 2007 at 12:08 am

I’m going to have to try this! Sounds yummy.


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