Papa's French Bread
This is not fancy, just a good side at a BBQ. It really depends on the
quality of the loaf of bread. We use San Luis Sourdough, La Brea, or
any good dense large loaf with a thick crust. Please don't use the
grocery store soft loaf unless there are little kids eating with you.
This is real food. Also, do not skimp with the butter. No margarine.
1 loaf French or Sourdough bread
1 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
On the BBQ, toast the bread until the crust is crisp . Cut in half
lengthwise, then cut each length across for ease of handling. Toast the
cut sides until grill marks appear.
Melt butter in skillet wide enough to hold bread. Add garlic and heat
at low temperature about 5 minutes. Long enough to flavor the butter
but not burn the garlic. Dip the bread into the melted butter, pressing
down firmly. Let the excess butter drip back into the pan. Cut into
serving sizes. Place in bread basket, cover with napkin so it keeps
warm and out of sight until time to eat. Goes with any Italian and any
red wine too.