I was at Jimmy Johns (@jimmyjohns) yesterday picking up a sandwich for lunch and I noticed a sign that said “Yesterday’s bread 50 cents”. Jimmy Johns is known for having exceptional fresh baked bread, its one of the main reasons their sandwiches are so good. Since we were making Italian for dinner I decided to pick up one day old bread to make Garlic bread. It turned out to be a great decision. It was some of the best garlic bread I’ve ever had. Even though the bread was one day old it was still quite fresh. In the oven the top got slightly crispy but the bread stayed very soft making it really easy to eat. I highly recommend trying it! Let me know if you come up with some other ideas on what to do with the bread.
Updated: June 13th 11:00pm
A few people asked me for the recipe I used so I decided to share it. When making garlic bread I don’t typically follow any recipe. I just follow these steps:
1. Cut the bread in half lengthwise creating two approximately equal pieces
2. Spread butter on each piece of bread. How much is up to your liking but I usually just put enough to soak the top layer of bread when cooking. Also I ALWAYS use real butter. I like the KerryGold Irish butter.
3. Sprinkle Garlic Salt over the top of each piece.
4. Place in toaster oven on 400 or Oven on low broil. It usually only takes two or three minutes to melt the butter and crisp the top. Its often a window of 30 seconds between perfect and burned so keep a close watch
5. Remove from oven and apply chopped parsley (Optional)
If i’m feeling ambitious I will sometimes add fresh crushed garlic in addition to garlic salt. I pre-cook it on low with a little bit of butter on the stove so that I don’t have to cook it in the oven. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Keep heat low and take your time. Once the garlic is cooked I spoon it over the top after removing from the oven.