Thick-crusty boule or similar good quality bread cut into 1/2 inch slices
Fresh garlic Extra-virgin olive
oil Sea salt and
freshly ground black pepper
Place the bread on a grill (charcoal, gas or electric) or a grill pan and toast each side for about 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat. The bread should be crispy with golden-brown grill marks, a slight charred crust and chewy in the center. Remove the toast and rub it with a clove of fresh garlic. (Fresh garlic can be quite strong, so it is a good idea to check the first piece and and adjust the garlic to your taste.)
Drizzle some of your best extra- virgin olive oil generously over the toasts and sprinkle them with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
If you don’t have a grill, you can broil the bread until it is golden and crispy, about 1 minute per side. You can also just prepare it in your toaster.
At this point you have an extremely delicious version of garlic bread. You might serve it with some marinated chèvre and grapes, Moules au Beurre D’escargots, or you can add your favorite topping.