Parmesan Garlic Bread
This bread recipe can also be prepared on the grill over indirect heat. Be sure to turn the loaf over halfway through the cooking process to ensure even heating.
1 loaf French bread, unsliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Slice bread in half lengthwise but do not cut through; bread will open like a hinge. Make 2-inch cuts along top of bread partially slicing into bottom half. Again do not cut all the way through, and allow hinge to remain intact.
- In a small bowl combine melted butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Brush liberally on each half of bread and close. Wrap securely in aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes, or until hot.
- Serve warm. Let people tear off partially cut pieces as desired.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.