Monday, June 25, 2012

Effortless Garlic Bread

I love Italian dishes.  I love the breads, the pastas, the sauces, the salads.  I love it all.  And it's not just because I have Italian blood running through my veins.  Italian food is delicious, no matter who you are.  Or at least, it's delicious to most people (I think).  When you serve an Italian dish, it's almost expected that you'll be serving some kind of garlic bread along with it.  That's why I came up with this little recipe.  It tastes much better than those loaves that thaw out in the oven (in my opinion, anyway).   Also unlike those large loaves, you can control your portion size and create less waste with this recipe.  It's incredibly simple, and the herbed butter can be used for a butter substitute in any other of your Italian dishes.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • Grated Parmesan-Romano cheese, to taste

Pan Insert to Use:  Base Unit

Servings:  2

1.  Preheat grill.
2.  Mix the softened butter with the parsley, salt, garlic powder, and white pepper.

3.  Cut the hot dog bun in half and spread some of the butter mixture over the open (white) sides.  Reserve leftover herbed butter for future use.

4.  Place the bun halves in the grill, open sides facing down.

5.  Close lid and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until desired doneness.

6.  Remove garlic bread from grill and sprinkle with desired amount of Parmesan-Romano cheese.

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