Garlic Confit Toast
Serves 2 very generously
1/2 head (about 6 nice sized cloves) garlic, smashed and peeled
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter (or use salted butter and omit the salt)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 baguette (I used half of an 18 inch baguette), sliced in half
- Cook butter in a small covered sauce pan over medium-low heat until golden brown and very soft, 10-15 minutes (do not let your heat get too high or the butter will burn). Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
- Add in the Parmesan, oregano, basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper to the garlic-butter mixture. Mash everything to a paste. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Smear the mixture evenly onto the baguette slices, and bake for 5 minutes. Switch to the broiler, and broil until golden brown, 1-2 minutes more.
Barely adapted from Bon Appetit