Welcome to my Airfryer Garlic Bread Recipe. Delicious warm garlic bread that takes just 6 minutes to prepare, cook and serve. A perfect use of your leftover French bread and perfect for a quick snack or a side for lunch or dinner.
Just look at this scary food waste statistic:
680,000 Tonnes Of Bread Is Wasted Every Year In The UK
You could cure world hunger with that amount of bread.
The UK as you are aware is just a small island. Its tiny, you can even get from the North of England to the South of England in one day. People in the UK love their bread, yet as a tiny island that loves its bread it throws away 680,000 tonnes worth of the stuff.
I mean isn’t that crazy?
Plus if the UK waste this much for a small island then how much does Europe waste as a whole? The USA? Australia? Asia? I just dread to think.
I may add I used to be a food waster too. But never bread. After all, it is so easy to freeze if you have some leftover and it’s very hard not to eat bread as it is just so, so delicious.
But people do.
I was more a lettuce waster.
I would buy some lettuce to have in a salad. Then forget about it and realise that my lettuce had turned colour in the fridge and suddenly looked disgusting. But I am always trying my best not to waste any food that is for sure!
But with bread it is hard to remember sometimes especially if you have just a little of it left over.
I was in this position a few weeks ago.
I had bought a French stick for bread the day before. Well actually, we had bought two, because we love them that much!
I had decided to make my little girl some French toast with it. But like most toddlers she doesn’t have much of an appetite. So the leftover bread and had been left on our worktop overnight and the next of the day it was really hard.
I am talking so hard that you could crack eggs on it and use it as a rolling pin. It was crazy hard.
But what amazes me is that if you attach egg to hard bread as if you are doing French toast it will come back to life and it’s amazing how soft and lovely and warm you could make your bread.
You can rescue any bread like this. Dip it into some milk and egg (that have been mixed together) than add your topping as usual, then it is like your bread has a heartbeat again and is as good as new.
In this garlic bread recipe I am using my hard bread to make the softest Airfryer garlic bread with a lovely crunch on the outside, but so soft in the middle.
The garlic bread has a lovely flavour to it and then you wouldn’t believe in a million years that it was using your old bread. You would in fact think that your garlic bread recipe is a result of some just bought premium bread.
Plus it is so quick to make garlic bread in the Airfryer. I used my Airfryer Grill Pan as it does the business in style and the end result is the most amazing garlic bread you have ever tried.
Though just a thought – am I allowed to call it Airfryer garlic bread recipe or should it be named hard as nails garlic bread with a touch of French toast?
I think I will stick with Airfryer Garlic Bread Recipe as it sounds more elegant ? ?
But all jokes aside, if you are like me with leftover bread that has seen better days then just think you can create the best ever garlic bread in the Airfryer in just 6 minutes and it’s a bit more original (and less mess too) than just getting out the food processor and turning it into breadcrumbs. Plus I have more breadcrumbs in my freezer than I know what to do with!
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- In a mixing bowl add together the egg and milk. Beat until well mixed.
- Chop your French bread into garlic bread pieces and throw into the egg and milk. Submerge it until the bread is well covered in the egg and milk.
- Shake off any excess and place the bread onto the grill pan inside your Airfryer and spread it out so that none of the bread is covering each other.
- In a small bowl mix together the parsley, garlic and olive oil until mixed.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the garlic mixture over the top of the bread and cook for 2 minutes at 180c/360f in the Airfryer.
- Turn it over after 2 minutes, brush the other side and cook for a final 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
You don’t just have to make garlic bread with your leftover bread. I also love to use this as a base for cheese on toast, French toast or best of all a touch of Italiana with some bruschetta.
This garlic bread recipe is really easy to make. Students and future chefs often do a quick garlic bread when they are learning to cook because it is so simple. You can also use fresh parsley but the benefit of dried is that it is just a quick add to your garlic topping.
It’s important that you don’t allow it to get cool, as when it gets cool it will end up going a little hard again. Plus garlic bread always tastes best when warm.
Airfryer Garlic Bread Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of this Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.