Texas Toast is not your ordinary toast. While you may toast bread in the oven, Texas Toast is a 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.
What is Texas Toast?
While everything may be bigger in Texas, this toast wasn’t made big intentionally. It actually began life as an accident. According to Wikipedia, this toast got its start in Beaumont, Texas when a bakery sliced some bread too thick. The bread was so large it wouldn’t fit in the toaster so the cook thought he would butter the bread and put it on a griddle.
You Can Enjoy Texas Toast in Any State
Love for this thick-cut, buttery garlic bread toast has spread well beyond the Lone Star State. These days many grocery stores sell thickly-sliced bread for making Texas toast. Now keep in mind that this bread doesn’t come already toasted unless it’s in the frozen food section. However, you can easily make your own Texas toast from scratch. Honestly, when I have made this I have used regular sliced bread. Either way, it will work great. If you buy untoasted Texas toast bread, you can use the rest of the loaf for French toast.
Use Your Broiler
Instead of placing this on the grill, I am going to suggest that you pop it under the broiler in your oven. I think the broiler works very well in creating a toast that is evenly crispy all over. Also, using the broiler makes it easy to cook several pieces at once. I think the real key to making good Texas toast is making sure you toast both sides of the bread evenly. You want each side to be indistinguishable from the other.
Variations on Texas Toast Recipes
For this garlic toast recipe, I am going to add just a little bit of Parmesan cheese because it has a nutty flavor. You could add Cheddar or Mozzarella, or honestly just about any type of cheese will work well. If you do not like garlic, you may want to use seasoned salt instead.
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Texas Toast Recipe
- 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.