9/10/08

Frugal and Yummy; Garlic Bread from Hot dog Buns

It was only after my son had ate about 5 of them that he actually looked at what he was eating and said, "What? No way. Mom did you make these out of hot dog buns!?"

At 4:30 yesterday afternoon I changed my mind on what was for dinner and completely changed the menu. In doing so I really wanted to serve garlic bread with the meal but I make my own bread from scratch and didn't have time. When I opened the freezer I saw 2 packages of wayward buns. You know the ones... a week or two ago you served brats or Italian sausages (or hot dogs) and you had one or two buns leftover so you threw them into the freezer where no one will ever use them because the next time you need buns you'll use a new package and serve all 8. Those one or two buns are left freezing and drying out before you find them a month later and throw them out! LOL.

Ok, so I grabed 4 hotdog buns and used a sharp serrated knife to slice them half and then opened them up and put them on a baking sheet. I grabbed a bowl and mixed up;


1/2 stick butter
2 t fresh minced garlic
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic salt
1/2 t Italian seasoning

And spread it on each slice. Baked at 375 for about 10 minutes until the edges were golden brown.

The end result was delicious as well as being frugal (a package of cheap store brand buns can be bought for under $1) and the taste was perfect. Store bought buns are very light and airy in texture with just a hint of sweetness which blends well with the garlic flavor of the spread.
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