Hey guys, Chef Eric here. Today, I’m excited to share this simple, approachable parmesan garlic toast recipe with you. This side item serves as a wonderful complement to any soup or pasta dish; I made mine with Minestrone soup!

Let’s get started.

Ingredients

  • 1 Loaf Italian Bread
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dry oregano

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Take your loaf of Italian bread (you can use any rustic bread, Cuban, a French baguette, heck it might even work with Wonder Bread) and slice it on a bias (that’s chef, for diagonal) into 1 1/2 inch thick pieces.

I use a serrated knife for this, but any good sharp knife will do the job.

Next, liberally spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Now you want to dust the buttered side with garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika.

I’ll leave it up to you on how much you want to add. I went light with mine as I didn’t want to overpower the flavor of the Parmesan, but you do you.

It’s your kitchen after all!

Next, we need to shred our parmesan cheese.

Any decent fresh Parmesan cheese is fine, just try not to use that stuff in the green can… please. It’s not cheese, it’s bleached sawdust with salt.

Shred up your cheese, and don’t worry if you shred too much, you’ll find something to sprinkle it on, I promise.

Now For The Cool Part

Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. I used a cast iron griddle, but any pan with a good non-stick surface will work fine.

Lightly coat the pan with a cooking spray, and get it hot.

Apply a thin layer of Parmesan cheese directly on the pan, roughly the size of a slice of bread, and let it begin to melt.

It’s a good thing if the patch of cheese is a little larger than the bread. It will result in thin crispy bits of cheese overhanging the sides of the finished toast.

Once the cheese is nice and melted, place a slice of bread on top of the cheese, butter side down, and firmly press the bread into the cheese.

After a few seconds, gently nudge the bread back and forth until the cheese loosens from the pan and begins to bond with the bread.

Let it toast for a few minutes until the cheese is a nice golden brown, then flip over the slice of bread and toast the other side.

Repeat this process until all of your slices are properly cheesed, and toasted.

Serve with a nice soup, pasta, or stew. Anything that has broth or sauce that needs to be sopped up.

I really hope you all enjoy this technique for cheesy garlic toast.

You can apply this method to lots of different bread or sandwich situations!

Try an inside-out grilled cheese, with cheese between the bread, and toasted onto the outside. Your kids will go bananas!

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Amazing Parmesan Garlic Toast

Chef Eric
A simple and approachable recipe for a classic side!
Course Appetizer, bread, side, Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Cheese Grater
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Non-Stick Frying Pan
  • Traditional Stove Top

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf Italian Bread
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dry Oregano

Instructions
 

  • Slice your bread into 1 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Liberally spread butter on one side of each slice of toast.
  • Dust the buttered side with garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika.
  • Shred your fresh parmesan cheese.
  • Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, lightly coat the pan with cooking spray and get it hot.
  • Apply a thin layer of freshly shredded parmesan cheese roughly the size of your sliced bread surface to the pan and let it begin to melt.
  • Once the cheese has melted, place a slice of your bread butter side down onto the melted cheese and press it firmly.
  • After a few seconds, gently nudge the bread back and forth until the cheese loosens from the pan and begins to bond with the bread.
  • Let the bread toast for a few minutes until the cheese is a nice golden brown, then flip the bread over and toast the other side.
  • Repeat this process until all slices are properly toasted and serve with a nice soup or pasta!

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