This Is the Best Garlic Bread You'll Ever Have

This Is the Best Garlic Bread You'll Ever Have
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This Is the Best Garlic Bread You'll Ever Have

Read on to learn how to make the best garlic bread you'll ever have.

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Use Good-Quality Bread

This one seems obvious, but the quality, moisture-level, and taste of the bread you use directly effects your garlic bread end result. Lefebvre likes miche, the round country-style loaf that's also known as "French sourdough." It has a nice tang to it and, if you can't get your hands on true miche, any good, rustic sourdough loaf will give you the moisture and chewiness you're looking for.

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Cut Your Bread Into Cubes

The bite-sized form factor is the defining characteristic of the Lefebvre's garlic bread. By removing the crusts from the loaf of miche and cutting the bread into one-inch cubes, you get the evenly toasted exterior and spongy interior that make Trois Mec's garlic bread so genius. Plus they're as shareable and snackable as tater tots.

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Cook Your Garlic in White Wine

"I don't like a strong garlic flavor," says Lefebvre. To lessen the intensity, he quickly blanches the garlic in a bit of white wine for 3 to 4 minutes before blending it with the butter. As the wine evaporates, it leaves behind wine-infused garlic that's less, well, garlicky.

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Use Salted French Butter

It's no surprise that a chef who's so proudly French would use French butter in his garlic bread. But you should give it a try, too. High-quality salted butter--whether imported from France or made domestically--adds an unmistakable tang and nuttiness to whatever it touches. It also adds a luxurious silkiness, thanks to a slightly higher fat content. When combined with the wine-garlic mixture, red-pepper flakes, oregano, and salt, you've got the most flavorful (and dangerously addictive) butter on the planet.

We can promise you one thing: Before you know it, the entire sheet tray of garlic bread will be gone. But we can't guarantee that you'll ever be able to eat the regular stuff again.

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Garlic bread is almost a cliche at this point, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. It's hard to mess up carbs dressed in garlic, butter, and some mix of hacked-up green herbs.

It's also hard to make a truly remarkable version of it.

At least that's what we thought until we had the garlic bread that Ludo Lefebvre serves at his tasting-menu-only spot Trois Mec in Los Angeles.

"It's delicious, people know what it is--they love it," says the Burgundy-born Lefebvre. "We're doing a better one than the Olive Garden."

The cubed, bite-size form factor of Lefebvre is eye-catching, sure, but that's just one of the reasons Trois Mec's version will completely change the way you think about garlic bread.

The road to garlic-bread bliss is a short and easy one to follow. Here, Lefebvre's keys to making sure you're never less than thrilled by the classic again.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make the best garlic bread you'll ever have.

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