This Texas toast recipe is the perfect addition to any meal. Crispy buttery bread with a touch of garlic and if you like a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is a nice change from a roll or even a biscuit.
Many years ago I worked in a restaurant, and we made Texas toast. I personally loved to dunk the Texas toast into gravy, or even to make a BLT with two slices of this delicious bread. You may be wondering what is Texas toast. While everything may be bigger in Texas, this bread actually got its start from an accident. According to Wikipedia it is said this bread got it’s start in Beaumont, Texas when a bakery sliced some bread too thick. The bread was so large it wouldn’t fit into a toaster so a cook thought they would butter the bread and put it on a griddle.
Many grocery stores sell Texas toast, now keep in mind the bread doesn’t come already toasted when purchased fresh. Although many companies sell Texas toast in the frozen food section. You can make your own from scratch. Honestly, when I have made this I have used regular sliced bread. Either way it will work great. If you buy the Texas toast you can use the rest of the loaf for French toast.
Instead of placing this on the grill I am going to suggest that you pop this under the broiler in you oven. I think the broiler works very well in creating and even crispy toast, and it makes it easy to cook several pieces at once. You will need to cook several pieces at once. I think the real key on making a good Texas toast recipe is making sure you toast both sides of the bread evenly. You want each side to be indistinguishable from the other side.
Variations on Texas Toast Recipes
For this recipe I am going to add just a little bit of Parmesan cheese. I like the nutty flavor of the Parmesan cheese. You could add Cheddar if you like, it would work well too. You may want to add Mozzarella cheese, or honestly just about any type of cheese will work well. If you do not like garlic, you may want to use a seasoned salt instead.
Texas Toast Recipe
Make Texas toast at home. It's so easy Texas Toast.
- 4 slices Texas Toast
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
Set your oven to broil. Soften butter, and bread butter evenly on each side of bread for all four pieces. Lightly sprinkle garlic powder over the toast, on both sides. Place the buttered bread under the broiler. The bread will toast for 1 to 3 minutes. The closer the bread is to the broiler the faster it will toast. Once the first side is toasted remove it from the oven, flip over the bread to where the untoasted side is up, and add about 1 teaspoon of cheese to each slice of bread. Toast the bread until it is light and golden brown.