Friday, August 5, 2011

Cheesy French Bread

I recently made an oldie-but-a-goodie recipe. We have a monthly recipe club for the ladies here in my neighborhood. I occasionally get snickers from people when I tell them that we have one, but really, it's just an excuse for the women to share food, drink and talk. The host picks a theme, provides the drinks and you bring a dish.

You can't beat that, right? I mean, the guys have poker and I think recipe club is better. There's no thinking or strategy involved. Or loss of money.

But I digress. The theme was wide open--just plain old potluck. I pulled out an old recipe of my mom's, which I had not made in years. The recipe note of old had no name, so I call it Cheesy French Bread.

1 loaf French bread, cut lengthwise and in half
1c mayo
2c grated cheddar cheese
2-3 scallions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients and spread on bread. Bake at 350 on cookie sheet 15-20 minutes or until bread starts to brown slightly and bubble.
I made one loaf with scallions and one without (I am not an onion person). I do suspect you could use chopped onions and it would be just as tasty--if you happened to be an onion person. It is a very easy dish to make and definitely fits into the "five ingredients or less" category, which is one of my favorites. I will warn--it is a bit greasy. I think you could cut down on the grease factor a bit by using low-fat mayo or perhaps low-fat cheese. But I myself am not opposed to greasy, cheesy goodness on occasion.

I brought home the leftovers and my husband said, "Why have you not made this before?"

So, I suppose it will end up in the rotation!

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Tulip and Turnip said...

Oh, man. Just looking at that photo added pounds to my hips. Yum!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

This looks delish! You could put cheese on dirt and I'd love it. haha

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Yum! :) Love all the cheese. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. {I’m a new follower, too.} Cute blog!