My mom has been making this bread for us for as long as I’ve been alive. It’s a huge hit at family parties. I’m a bit gun shy when making this recipe because one time my mom put me in charge of making her famous garlic bread for a huge family gathering and I added way too much garlic salt. I added so much garlic salt the garlic bread was inedible. I was mortified. Too much garlic salt will ruin this bread. You can ensure that doesn’t happen by tasting the butter as you mix. I do not provide a specific recipe because I think some people will want to have more garlic taste and others will not.
- French or Italian bread
- garlic powder or salt, to taste (you could also use minced garlic)
- Slice your entire loaf of bread into slices (about half-inch or so thick) making sure not to slice all the way through the bottom. You want the bottom of the bread to remain wholly intact.
- Spread butter on both sides of each slice of bread and on top the loaf. Sprinkle garlic salt (to taste) over the top of the bread.
- Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before serving. Break off/rip slices of bread from the loaf.