4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 loaf crusty bread, split
3 tablespoons grated cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano or Romano (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley
Combine garlic, butter, and EVOO in a microwave safe dish or in a small saucepan. Heat in microwave for one minute or in saucepan over moderate-low heat for three minutes. Toast split bread under broiler. Remove bread when it is toasted golden brown in color. Brush bread liberally with garlic oil. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired, and parsley. If you add cheese, return to broiler and brown 30 seconds. Cut into chunks and serve.