You know the best part about going to low-end chain steakhouses?
No, it isn’t the well endowed waitresses.
It’s the awesome cheesy garlic bread. These places all have cheesy garlic bread – ooey and gooey topping with a potent garlicky taste covering warm, doughy bread. It’s at least as good as an authentic Parisian baguette with hand churned butter.
Sometimes, it’s actually a whole lot better.
Cheesy Garlic Bread (adapted from The Pioneer Woman)
4 slices bread (preferably sourdough)
1 clove garlic, minced or pasted
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
3 scallions, white and green parts, minced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Yeah, um this is pretty awesome. If you don’t like blue cheese, you can just use cheddar, but really…you want the blue stuff here. That sharp, pungent twang on the soft bread. The salty cheddar and the bright scallions with that signature garlicky taste. The mayonnaise isn’t even noticeable here - it just creates the base for a smooth, creamy, sauce-like texture that makes sure that each bite is infused with flavor. It also moistens the bread, replicating that perfectly squishy texture found in restaurant loaves.
This recipe, of course, only makes enough bread for one person.
And because you aren’t out to dinner in public, you can lick the plate clean.