We weren't starved Sunday night so I just decided to try something to snack on. I found this yummy bread recipe in my Toast to Omaha Cookbook. We loved it. This bread would be great served with a salad or a side to dinner or even an appetizer.
If curious exactly what "aioli" is... It is a sauce typically made of eggs, garlic and olive oil and resembles mayonnaise.
I truly thought this was a great bread. We reheated the leftovers the next night for dinner. I worried about the pickled jalapenos being too hot but it wasn't. This was a great combination!
French Bread with Garlic Aioli (adapted from Toast to Omaha, Omaha Jr. League)
1 Tbsp garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
juice of one lemon
salt and white pepper
1 cup canola oil
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, sliced
1 cup artichoke hearts, thinly sliced
5 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 loaf French bread, sliced open-faced
Mix egg, garlic, mustard and lemon juice in blender. Season with salt and pepper. Slowly add the canola oil to the mixture in a thin stream. Blend until the mixture thickens. Refrigerate for one hour. Once the mixture has been chilled, add the jalapenos, artichoke hearts and cheese. Preheat oven to 400. Spread garlic mixture onto French bread and bake until golden and bubbly - 15-20 minutes.