When ever I serve spaghetti or a pasta dish with a red sauce, I love to a slice (or 3) of garlic toast. Of course, you can buy pre-buttered garlic toast, but that butter stuff kind of freaks me out. Plus I absolutely love biting into a fresh piece of bread.
The key to the perfect garlic toast is a lot of butter and toasting the bread on both sides. Perfection!
*I always use margarine when I make garlic toast. If using butter, make sure it is salted butter and is very soft and spreadable.
*I use a frosting spreader to butter the bread—it goes a lot faster and spreads more evenly.
Perfect Garlic Toast
1 loaf of French bread (store bought or homemade)
Butter or margarine
Turn the broiler on the oven.
Slice the bread in thick slices, about 1 ¼ inches thick. Spread a generous amount of butter on both sides of the bread. Place the buttered bread onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle the bread with garlic powder.
Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the edges of the toast begin to brown—watch carefully so the toast doesn’t light on fire.
Flip the slices of toast. Put back under the broiler for another 1-2 minutes or until the top side is browned.