I know I said that the next recipe coming from The Farmhouse Skillet was going to be fried chicken, and it still is coming up soon. I took the pictures yesterday and hope to have it posted next week. BUT...in the mean time I just wanted to share this quick and easy idea with you.
The other day I was making spaghetti for dinner and realized that my CADD (Creative Attention Deficit Disorder) had kicked in again and I had gotten busy on projects and forgot to put the rolls out to thaw for garlic knots. This kind of thing tends to happen pretty often with me. So I did what I always saw my mom do when I was growing up and what has become almost 2nd nature to me in my years of cooking. (Because like I said, I tend to err on the forgetful side.)
I grabbed a bag of leftover hamburger buns from the week before and began to prepare some last minute garlic bread. It dawned on me that this was completely normal and natural to me, but maybe, just maybe, the idea wasn't as familiar to some of you. So I got out my camera and decided to share it with you.
You can use any kind of buns really, they all work well for this, and it's a great way to use up the last few in a package or the ones you forgot about and are almost stale (there's the forgetful thing again - I may have a problem). It'll be toasted so the "stale" factor really doesn't matter. You can even throw the leftover buns in the freezer and save them just for this.
Just spread a thick layer of soft butter on them, sprinkle on some garlic powder, and even some grated Parmesan cheese if you want.
Lookin' yummy already!
Pop them under your broiler, set on low, for 2-3 minutes.
(And make a mental note for the 176th time that you need to clean your oven.)
And voila! You have surprisingly good garlic bread in less than 5 minutes!
So...did you already know about this trick? Or is this idea new to you?
Be sure to let me know what you think if you decide to try it out.