Garlic bread falls into the rare category of foods where even shitty renditions of it are still actually pretty good. Like, remember those thick, garlic-butter-slathered loaves from the grocery store that came in cheap foil bags and were a bake-at-home kinda deal? Even THOSE sad excuses for garlic bread were pretty good. I guess it makes sense…bread + garlic + butter is pretty hard to screw up, but still, not a lot of foods can squeeze into that category.
The downside of the “even crap versions are good” category is that REALLY great versions of those dishes don’t really get acknowledged for the masterpieces that they are. No one is impressed because you know how to make really good garlic bread. Which means that you have to be able to make a KILLER garlic bread to really floor people.
(You’re getting where I’m going with this, right?)
Whether you’re a fan of crunchy garlic toast (the kind reminiscent of the sad, Safeway bread-in-a-bag situations but cranked up to be 1000x better) or soft, garlicky buns (think butter buns with crispier bottoms and herb-butter-soaked tops) you have found yourself well-situated to navigate the world of next-level garlic bread.
So…which way do you lean? Crunchy or pillowy?
Crunch all the way! Click here for BA’s Best Garlic Bread
Soft and pillowy for sure! Click here for Pull-Apart Garlic Buns