Garlic Bread

This is a quick and delicious accompaniment to a pasta dish.

Prep time:
Serving size: 8
Calories per serving: 50

4 garlic cloves
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 baguette (24 inches long), halved crosswise, then lengthwise

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make garlic paste: Coarsely chop garlic, and gather into a pile. Sprinkle generously with coarse salt. Place flat side of knife blade on top of garlic, with sharp side of blade away from you; press down firmly while pulling knife toward you. Repeat until a paste forms.

Combine garlic paste, butter, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush butter mixture on cut sides of bread; sandwich together. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until heated through and crispy, about 12 minutes. Slice and serve.


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