cheesy garlic scallion bread
You know when you go out for dinner, and it’s great, but then later you come home after your night out and you’re feeling snacky and there is nothing in the fridge, which is why you ate out in the first place? This is the ultimate remedy to that.
I’d been eyeing this recipe for cheesy bread for quite awhile but hadn’t gotten around to it, and then on Saturday at midnight I thought of it and realized that that irksome hole in my stomach was mysteriously garlic bread shaped, and this was exactly the thing to fill it. However, as is so often the case with midnight snacks, there is never enough of anything that you need in the fridge, so we had to fudge things a little bit but I think our changes were for the better, scaling it down and editing a bit to make a perfect snack for 2-4 people. It was incredibly easy to make, and you can use any number of kinds of bread that you have laying around as well as whatever cheeses you have on hand. The original recipe suggests mozzarella and cheddar, which we happened to have, and it was delicious, but you could easily use parmesan, jack, or whatever other cheese suits your fancy. I find that even if it looks like we have nothing in the fridge, we typically have at least enough stuff to make this bread, and I bet you do too! Next time you are in the mood for a savory snack, give this a try!
Cheesy Garlic Scallion Bread
Adapted from Cheesy Bread from Simply Recipes
2 scallions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1 T sour cream
1 T mayonnaise
2 T very soft butter (microwave it if it isn’t readily squishy and spreadable–it’s ok if it’s a touch melty)
Some bread: the best would be some leftover baguette or ciabatta or something, sliced in half, but you can make do with whatever you have–I used two leftover french rolls, but you could even use some slices of sandwich bread or some english muffins for that matter. This recipe makes about a heaping cup of cheesy topping, so you’ll have to see how far that goes depending on what kind of bread you are coating with it.
Preheat your broiler, then start by slicing your scallions, mincing your garlic, and shredding your cheeses. Mix these ingredients together in a bowl.
Next, pre-toast your bread. If you are using a kind of bread that will fit in a toaster or toaster oven, and that is easier, go for that–otherwise you can pop your bread on a baking sheet and pop it under your already preheating broiler to toast (make sure you keep your eye on it, if the broiler is getting hot it should only take a few minutes for it to get a nice toast).
Next, add your sour cream, mayonnaise, and softened butter to your cheese bowl and mix it up. Then spread it over your toasted bread, place the bread on the baking sheet, and pop it under the broiler for about 5 minutes–keep your eyes on it because it can go from undertoasted to burned freakishly fast. Take it out, let it cool, and then slice into pieces and serve. Happy snacking!