Guy Fieri's 1-Ingredient Upgrade for Better Garlic Bread


Garlic bread is one of life's little joys. The simple combination of bread, garlic and butter adds up to more than the sum of its parts to make something truly delicious. It's also a great equalizer in my house: despite differing tastes and opinions, garlic bread is something my family of four can always agree on. It's often seen on our dinner table — alongside a tower of spaghetti bolognese, comforting to a plate of meatballs and the perfect companion to a bowl of creamy tomato soup.

So when several people pointed out that Guy Fieri's garlic bread recipe was the best, I decided to give it a try.

An ingredient that makes Guy Fairey's Garlic Bread so special.

One of the best parts about garlic bread is its simplicity. I didn't think the standard recipe had much room for improvement, but what I learned from making Fieri's version is that one ingredient can make a big difference. In this case, there is a difference hot sauce.

Ferry called for hot sauce to be added “for flavor,” so I added a few dashes of my current favorite, disco sauce. Any hot sauce you like will work. Instead of overpowering the garlic bread, a splash of hot sauce combined with butter, parmesan cheese, and herbs brings a nice background note and brightness that pulls the flavors into harmony. It's great and I can see now why it got so much hype.

Ferry's recipe also calls for an ingredient not traditionally found in garlic bread: scallions. There's a whole chopped scallion in the butter mixture, and that, combined with the fresh parsley, helps bring a nice herbaceous element to the bread, so you've got plenty to love in every bite. Is.

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How to make Guy Fieri's Garlic Bread

This garlic bread recipe comes together in less than five minutes.

First, cut a baguette in half lengthwise as if you were making a large sandwich. At this stage, I cut each half into about three-inch sections so that I don't have to cut the bread when it's hot and buttered.

Heat the broiler with a rack about four inches down.

Mix the melted butter, garlic, scallions, parsley, parsley, hot sauce, salt and pepper and spread the mixture evenly over the bread. Broil for two minutes, watching it closely. Remove from oven and serve immediately. This garlic bread is a one-way ticket to Flavortown.

My tips for making Guy Fieri's Garlic Bread

Here are some things I learned while making this garlic bread:

  • This recipe is perfect for a big, chewy baguette or crusty Italian loaf. I would avoid using sliced ​​sandwich bread or other light types of bread.
  • Ferry's recipe calls for two sticks (one cup) of butter per baguette. Depending on the size of your loaf, this may be more butter than you need. If so, you can store the butter mixture in the refrigerator for a few days for another batch.
  • Look closely at the bread in the oven. Set the timer for two minutes, and then stay close because two to three minutes under the broiler can mean the difference between perfectly toasted and completely burnt bread.

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