Sunday, August 31, 2014

Frugal Garlic Bread

Frugal Garlic Toast

Instead of buying expensive, preservative laden garlic bread that comes in a frozen box at the store, make your own.  It is very quick and easy, I promise!
  • Preheat (if you are a preheater, many frugal people aren't) to 425 F. 
  • Lay out your bread pieces on a cookie sheet, stone or pizza pan. 
    • Tip:  Start looking at Kroger for the Manager Special bread.  Often you can get a loaf of white bread for $.59 or even organic bread for $1.59 a loaf.  I will pick up a couple of loaves when I see it clearanced and put them in the freezer.
  • Next, I combine some olive oil, vegetable oil, melted butter or melted margarine with any spices that you think would taste good on garlic bread.
    • I usually use garlic, a little salt and Italian seasoning.  You can choose anything you like.
  • Spread the oil mixture on the bread.  This can be done with a cooking brush or just a spoon. 
  • If you like, sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese or shredded mozzarella on the top.
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.  The length of time is really dependent on how thick the bread is and how crisp you want your bread.  Keep an eye on it and pull it out when it looks good to you. 
  • Another frugal tip:  If I have just baked something else in the oven, I will just put the bread in after turning off the oven and let it sit in there until it is crispy enough. 

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