Decades ago, I had lots of friends working in restaurants. They turned me on to this delicious spread they used to make garlic bread at work.
I’m not sure why it tastes so much better than just garlic and butter, but it does…eater response has proven it time and time again (most recently at a potluck at my aunty’s house last summer.)
Garlic Bread Spread
Butter, margarine, or vegan spread, softened
Mayonnaise or vegan mayo
Minced fresh parsley
Mix all ingredients together. I usually do about equal parts mayo and butter/spread.
If you use a long French loaf of bread, cut slices into the loaf, but don’t go all the way through the bottom crust.
Spread the mixture between each slice. Wrap in foil. Bake a few minutes in a moderate oven (about 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes.)
You can pull the crusty slices apart. If you use just one slice of bread, microwave it for a few seconds, or put it in a toaster oven. Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Serve with spaghetti, chili, lentil soup, pumpkin stew…anything hearty, with bold enough flavors that the garlic won’t overpower them.