11/22/2017 Garlic Confit Toast

Garlic Confit Toast

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

1 head of garlic, cloves peeled
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup grated Parmesan
2 tsp. chopped oregano
1 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1 baguette

Cook garlic and butter in a small covered saucepan over medium-low heat until garlic is golden brown and very soft, 15 – 20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl; let cool. Add Parmesan, oregano, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes and mash garlic to make a paste; season with salt.
Heat broiler. Slice bread in half lengthwise, then crosswise. Broil, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet until browned, about 2 minutes (watch carefully). Let cool slightly, then spread cut sides with garlic paste. Broil, cut side up, until cheese is golden brown in spots and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into pieces.