Garlic bread is an easily gobbled up side dish, the only way to balance out that fact is to make a lot of it. Usually when I make garlic bread I take that extra step and make the bread myself, it just seems like a no brainer on a boat with limited space, why store fragile bread when you can just make it. This recipe skips that step and I’m totally okay with it because it’s a recipe from my grandfather, I can’t imagine doing this on anything but store bought sourdough. Sure I could make my own sourdough bread, but there’s something nostalgic in doing it the same way my grandfather did, plus it’s easier and more of it can be made quickly. This isn’t just garlic bread, it’s parmesan garlic toast dusted with paprika and then toasted in the oven till the cheese is bubbly. That little addition of smoked paprika makes all the difference, not only is it visually appealing, but it adds great flavor to a classic dish.


Parmesan Garlic Toast


  • ¾ c butter
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 loaf of sliced sourdough bread (16-18 slices)
  • 1 c shaky parmesan
  • paprika


  1. Preheat the broiler on high.
  2. Melt the butter with the garlic and salt.
  3. Brush and spoon the melted butter mixture onto the slices of bread and divide the crushed garlic bits evenly between the slices.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the parmesan over the bread, about 1 tablespoon per slice and dust the paprika over the top of each slice.
  5. Place the bread onto a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 3 minutes, keep a close eye on the bread and rotate often, the bread is done when the edges have started to brown.

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