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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Pressed Garlic Bread

Weighting the garlic bread while it cooks makes it denser and crisp.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 10 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: John Kernick

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 baguette, halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Puree garlic and oil in a blender. Brush cut sides of bread with garlic oil; season with salt and pepper. (Refrigerate remaining garlic oil in an airtight container up to 1 month.)

  2. Step 2

    Heat an 8-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Lay bread, cut side down, in skillet. Place a lid small enough to fit inside skillet over the bread, and cook, gently pressing down on the lid and flipping bread once, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2006