mushroom garlic bread on wooden baord

Crispy mushroom garlic bread for your next braai. Photo by SAMFA

Mushroom garlic bread: The braai side upgrade you should try

Enjoy a braai with your own homemade mushroom garlic bread. It’s the perfect braai side for the South African summer.

mushroom garlic bread on wooden baord

Crispy mushroom garlic bread for your next braai. Photo by SAMFA

It’s braai time again and you know what that means? No, it isn’t just great steaks, chops and boerewors, but great sides too. Everybody has a friend or family member who shows up with great sides. You won’t be buying those dried out garlic breads at the store again, but making your own mushroom garlic bread. It’s cheesy toasted goodness for everybody.

Mushroom garlic bread tips

Make sure you get a nice large baguette so that you have a super crunchy crust and soft bread on the inside. Everything can be done on the braai, especially toasting the bread lightly first. Make sure that you spread the compound butter thick and right onto and even over the edges. Sprinkle with paprika if you want and use other cheeses like emmental. For another upgrade, add biltong if your’re feeling creative.

Enjoy a braai with your own homemade mushroom garlic bread. It’s the perfect braai side for the South African summer.

Mushroom garlic bread recipe

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Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large French baguette

  • 115 g butter, softened

  • 4 garlic garlic, finely grated

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

  • 60 g parmesan, grated

  • 250 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced

  • fresh thyme leaves, for serving

  • olive oil, for cooking

  • salt and pepper, to taste 

Method

  • Preheat braai onto a medium heat.
  • Cut the baguette lengthwise in half.
  • Toast baguette halves until lightly golden brown on the braai, cut side down. Remove.
  • Combine butter, garlic, oregano and a good amount of salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Spread evenly over the bread.
  • Sprinkle bread with half of the Parmesan.
  • Heat a frying pan on high heat or a cast iron pan on the braai.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the mushrooms until tender and golden. Season well.
  • Spread mushrooms all over the bread and finish with the rest of the parmesan.
  • Return the bread to the braai and close the lid. Cook until the cheese and garlic butter mixture melt into the bread and the outside is crisp. (If you don’t have a braai with a lid- wrap the garlic mushroom bread in tinfoil.)
  • Serve straight off the braai, sprinkle with thyme leaves and cut into chunky wedges.

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