Nothing starts a meal better than a crusty and flakey loaf of french bread and a warm garlicky dipping oil, don’t you think? I came across this at a friend’s birthday dinner at Michael’s Pasta In A Pan in Springfield, Ma and was hooked at the first bite! The moment you walk in, you are greeted at the hostess station. As she tucks the menus under her arm, she ladles out a bowl of the dipping oil and grabs a basket of fresh bread with her free hand before she finally beckons you to your table. Once your settled in and you tear apart a roll to try this concoction… there are no words!
Anyways about a year later, I attended a Pampered Chef Party for a coworker and while I was browsing the catalog I saw a container for the ingredients to a dipping oil! OMG! there were two different kinds so of course I ordered them! As time went on I used them up (rather quickly might I add) so I eventually started making my own! I mean how hard can it be, right? It only takes about 5 minutes and is the perfect start to any pasta or meat dish! YAY!
2 Cloves Garlic; smashed and minced
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil; A really good quality of oil because you WILL taste the difference
1 Tbsp Oregano
Measure out your olive oil.
Once you do this, smash and mince your garlic, then heat a skillet over medium heat and add the garlic and oregano.
Once the garlic is fragrant, remove from heat and sprinkle in a pinch of salt and a table-spoon of grated parmesan cheese. Mix well.
Take your loaf of french bread and slice it up.
Once that is done, arrange it on a platter along with the dipping oil and serve!
Serve along with a pasta or meat dish! And don’t forget your greens!
Phew now that dinner is all done, time to relax…
Saki was just lounging around minding his own business when Sadi decided she was finished begging for the evening and tried to move in on his spot!
She even gave my poor kitty the stink eye!