Even if there is snow where you live, you can still enjoy some of the grilled flavours indoors. Using a cast iron skillet or grill pan if you need to, this simple recipe combines garlic and great bread together in a simple appetizer or side.


  • 6 slices rustic, crusty country bread, 3/4-inch thick
  •  Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 large garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2cup grated Parmesan
  •  Basil leaves, for serving


Light a grill or turn heat to high. Drizzle both sides of bread with olive oil and grill for 2 to 3 minutes without turning, until one side is crisp and beginning to char.
Remove bread from grill and rub grilled side thoroughly with the cut garlic. Evenly distribute Parmesan on the grilled side and return toast to the grill, cheese side up. Close lid and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Transfer to a cutting board, slice each piece of toast in half and serve garnished with basil leaves.