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California Gourmet Garlic Loaf

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sweet french bread loaf 1 Pound
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), crushed
  Sour cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Monterey jack cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), cubed
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Dried parsley flakes 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon pepper seasoning 2 Teaspoon
  Canned artichoke hearts 14 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Pitted ripe olives 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato slices 4 (For Garnish)
  Parsley sprigs 2 (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and aluminium-wrap a baking sheet.
2) Slice the French Bread into two long halves and place each half on the baking sheet. Scoop out the bread in chunks from the centre leaving only the crusts behind.

MAKING
3) In a skillet, melt butter and saute garlic and sesame seeds. Add in the scooped out bread chunks and fry till they absorb the flavored butter and turn golden brown.
4) Take the skillet off the heat. In a bowl, add in sour cream, monterey and parmesan cheeses, parsley and lemon pepper seasoning. Mix well.
5) Into the bowl, add artichoke hearts and toasted bread chunks. Mix all well and scoop a portion out into the two emptied bread crusts each.
6) Sprinkle the top with grated cheddar cheese.
7) Bake for 30 minutes.

SERVING
8) Garnish the California Gourmet Garlic Loaf with drained olives, tomato slices and parsley sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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