How to prepare garlic bread
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 loaf crusty bread, split
Combine garlic, butter, and oil in a small saucepan.
Heat garlic and butter and oil in the microwave for 1 minute or in a small pot over moderate-low heat for 3 minutes.
Toast split bread until it turns golden brown.
Brush bread liberally with garlic oil.
Sprinkle with cheese, if using, and parsley. If you added cheese, return to broiler and brown 30 seconds.
Cut into chunks and serve.