Sliced French bread is spread with a mixture of cream cheese, herbs and garlic, then topped with grated Parmesan and grilled to perfection. It makes a great starter, appetiser or side dish.
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575g French bread, sliced
250ml olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
110g cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 pinch salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:5min › Ready in:15min
Preheat a grill. Line a baking tray with foil.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix in about half of the remaining olive oil until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of this mixture onto each slice of bread and place them on the foil-lined baking tray. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each slice, then drizzle with remaining olive oil.
Grill for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch VERY carefully, it will brown fast.