Sunday

Garlic

Any guy worth his garlic salt should be able to make at least one good thing in the kitchen and mine is garlic cheese bread, the king of all pungent breads. The best you can buy (they ship it all over the globe) comes from the "Smoke House" steakhouse restaurant (What's floating around the net claiming to be the recipe from the restaurant is fake). The "Stinking Rose" is a garlic-centered restaurant that has a garlicky oil concoction on every table you smear on the warm bread they bring to your table (you can smell the stuff 3 blocks from the place) that can kick the butt of wasabi in strength. I'm waiting for garlic to take the place of bacon fervor in the hearts of America like it did in mine...but I'm not holding my breath.

Ingredients:
1 loaf French bread
1/2 cup butter room temp
1 cup shredded aged white cheddar or any good strong cheese (I use a double-cream feta I get at a local Armenian store).
1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 green onions -- chopped
1/4 cup shallots -- chopped
1 garlic clove-- pureed
*optional* One cheese powder packet from a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (rumored to be the secret ingredient in "The Smoke House" garlic bread).

Directions:
Split bread loaf into halves. Mix butter, cheeses, mayonnaise, green onions, shallots, garlic, cheese powder and in a bowl blend well. Spread the cut side of bread with spread. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes, then place under broiler til toasty.

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