Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Servings: 8
1 (14- to 16-ounce) loaf soft French bread (not baguette)
3/4 cup unsalted butter
4 large cloves garlic, finely minced (about 2 tablespoons minced)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Heat oven to 400 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Slice loaf of bread in half lengthwise and place the pieces, cut side up, on the prepared pan.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Once melted, add garlic, and remove from heat. Allow garlic to steep in butter about 3 minutes. Add salt and parsley. Stir to combine.
Use a spoon or pastry brush to coat cut sides of the bread with garlic butter.
Bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. For extra crispiness, place under the broiler 2 to 3 minutes, watching very carefully. Slice and serve warm.