Crispy Garlic Bread
makes 12 slices
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
4 garlic cloves, grated or minced
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 (1-inch) slices Italian bread
- Make Paste: Adjust oven rack to middle position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Using fork , beat butter, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Spread butter mixture evenly over both sides of bread.
- Toast Bread: Arrange buttered bread on heated baking sheet and bake until golden brown on first side, 8-10 minutes. Flip and bake until golden brown on second side, about 5 minutes. Serve.