Adapted from Bon Appetit
This is not your ordinary garlic bread. It is a decadent and luscious combination of Parmesan, confit garlic, butter, lemon and red pepper flakes. I could easily become addicted to this. My advice is to use the best Parmesan you can find for this bread. You won't regret it. I will add some fresh chopped parsley to the mix next time for a little more freshness. Enjoy!
1 head garlic, cloves peeled
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup grated Parmesan (use the real thing!)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook garlic in butter in a small covered saucepan over medium-low heat until golden brown and very soft, 15−20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl; let cool.
2. Add Parmesan, oregano, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes to garlic and mash to a paste; season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Heat broiler. Slice baguette in half lengthwise, then crosswise. Broil, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet until golden brown, about 2 minutes (watch carefully). Let cool slightly, then spread cut side with garlic paste. Broil until cheese is golden and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Slice.