Sunday, May 6, 2012

Garlic Toast

It was at my brother-in-law's place that I ate Texas Toast for the first time. It was salty, it was buttery, it was garlicky. I fell in love with that. For some reason, Texas is associated with everything big. This is my attempt to get the same taste, but with fewer calories than a traditional Texas toast. When you see how easy it is to make, one has to wonder why people buy these things frozen instead of making it fresh.
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Ingredients: 
Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste (little more than 1/4 tsp should be perfect)
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cayanne pepper - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves finely grated
Italian or french bread - 8 slices (Or you could use white bread) - See Notes

Method:
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the bread slices. Whisk to combine. Heat a skillet at medium high heat. Brush one side of all the slices with the mixture. When the skillet is hot, place the bread slices on the skillet so the side that is brushed with the mixture is facing down. Brush the top of the slices with the same mixture. After 2 - 3 minutes, flip and toast on the other side till golden. Repeat with all the slices. If you like it, you can toast it in the oven. At 375 F for about 10 - 12 minutes. I used the skillet to do it faster since I was just toasting few slices. If you do use the oven, make sure you flip them half way through to get the toast on both sides evenly.

Notes:
Since I was using baguette kind of bread, I got 8 slices for this proportion. If you use store bought white bread slices, you might find the mixture sufficient only for 5 - 6 slices.

Enjoy.
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11 comments:

  1. I love garlic bread..nice recipe..thanks.

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  2. delicious looking toast I prefer to make garlic bread at home

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  3. You know it's funny that I never thought there might be some recipe actually!..I make this for my daughter instead of the garlic buns we get at pizzas joints and I never thought much about it....pictures look great!

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  4. Yumm, super flavourful toast,loving it.

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  5. home made ones are any day better than store brought ones!!looks tasty

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  6. Love the flavor of garlic, and the toast looks wonderful!

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  7. So easy... i'm sure we'll like it too.. will try it out...

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  8. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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