Dec 15 2014
Garlic cheesy bread doesn’t sound all that complicated to make, and it’s really not. But if you try to just spread some garlic butter on a bun or a piece of bread, sprinkle cheese over top and throw it in the oven, all you’ll end up with is soggy bread that can barely stand up to the melted cheese on top. But do it this way instead, and you’ll end up with that delicious snack or appetizer you were hoping for. I start it on my indoor grill because I like the grill marks (no, you can’t see them once the cheese is on, but it makes me feel better,) but you can also use a skillet or frying pan.
2 sub rolls, or a baguette cut into pieces about six inches long $0.66
1/2 cup butter $0.44
1 tablespoon garlic powder $0.10
1 tablespoon dried parsley $0.25
Pinch of salt $0.01
Pinch of pepper $0.01
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated $1.25
Total cost $2.72
Cost per serving $1.36
1.) Make a compound butter by combining the butter, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. Spread this butter generously over the surface of the buns, rolls or baguette (making sure that the buns have been split open, of course.)
2.) Heat a dry indoor grill, skillet, or frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, place the sub buns or rolls face-down on the pan. Press down gently to get the buns toasted very well so that they are brown and just slightly crisp.
3.) Preheat the broiler and place the toasted bread on a baking sheet. Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over top the surface of each bun, roll, or baguette.
4.) Place the bread into the oven and broil for 1 – 2 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly golden brown. Keep a close eye on it so that the bread doesn’t burn – it can happen in an instant when using the broiler!!!
5.) Serve and enjoy!