EASY-CHEESY GARLIC BREAD
1 small fresh loaf sliced in half
1 tablespoon butter
3-4 roasted garlic cloves, recipe below.
1/4 cup shredded cheese ( mozzarella, parmesan, romano, even cheddar)
Lightly butter the bread, then smash the roasted garlic cloves and blend in. Sprinkle with cheese until covered. Place under broiler until lightly toasted and the cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped chives or parsley. Slice into easy to pick up pieces!
ROASTED GARLIC CLOVES
20-30 fresh peeled garlic cloves
1/2 cup of olive oil
Place the garlic cloves in a shallow bowl and cover with the olive oil. Use enough to cover the top of the cloves. Roast in the oven uncovered for 30-40 minutes at 275*. Or until the garlic is a light caramel and very soft. Sprinkle with a little sea salt.
Don't over cook or they will get hard. These will keep in the refrigerator (covered) for a month. I use them in dressings, on top of brie, added to pizzas and pastas, or spread on crackers or bread.