This is a slight variation of my Roasted Garlic Parmesan Bread that I had posted a while back. I had dinner cooking in the oven and since there was no room to make the bread in the oven, I thought it would be a good time to try it in the air fryer. Hubby and I were both pleased with the results. It took less time to roast the garlic and toast the bread. I should also point out that hubby actually liked this better cooked in the air fryer. The roasted garlic really shined thru with the melted butter and the flavor of the parmesan made this extra tasty. The bread had a really nice crispy texture on the outside, but still soft on the inside. This is great when like me, you run out of room in the oven or you really don’t want to warm up the whole house, not to mention it takes less time which is an added bonus.
Here’s what you need:
*1 half of French bread; a whole loaf would not fit in the air fryer, but I only needed half, if you need more cook in batches.
*1/2 stick of butter softened
*5 large garlic cloves; or more if prefered
*1 TBS olive oil
*pinch of salt
*2 tsp. dried parsley
*2 TBS finely grated Parmesan cheese (the kind that looks like sand)
Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.
Place the garlic cloves on a small sheet of foil; sprinkle with salt and drizzle on the olive oil.
wrap the foil closed and place in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes at 400°.
While the garlic is roasting, cut the bread in half lengthwise.
When the garlic is done, roasted in a small bowl, with the back of a spoon or fork, mash until you reach the desired consistency. I like a few bigger chunks of garlic, but you can also mash until it forms an almost paste.
Add butter, parsley and parmesan cheese; stir until well combined.
Spread evenly on each half of the bread.
Place the bread into the air fryer basket buttered side up. Try not to overlap too much.
Cook at 400° for 3 minutes. Check to see if it’s toasted enough as you like, if not cook for another 2 minutes.
Carefully remove from the basket and cut and serve.