This is the simplest and most delicious appetizer you could possibly make. Well… maybe not, but I still kinda think so. I love this dish so much I have to stop myself from making a meal out of it. At first I couldn’t figure out how to make it gluten free because I didn’t have a go-to French bread, but now I know about Against the Grain. I’m sure there are other acceptable GF French breads and I know I’ve come across tons of recipes for making your own, but life right now doesn’t really lend itself to baking bread. I’m hoping for some expanded Against the Grain distribution here soon so I don’t have to drive quite so far to get it. Anyhow, on to the goods. I haven’t really included quantities, because it really just depends on the size of the crowd and loaves of bread can vary in size etc. Use your judgement. You could go for a big long baguette of bread and cut it into 8-12 pieces and one regular jar of roasted red peppers and one regular size feta will be enough.
French Bread – GF if you need it, regular otherwise
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 Toes of Fresh Garlic
Roasted Red Peppers – you can make your own or use jarred
Slice the bread on the diagonal along the loaf, then take each section and cut it in half sandwich style (top from bottom). Heat up your grill, grill pan, nonstick fry pan, or panini maker. Put some (like a tablespoon) of olive oil in your pan or on to a plate and dip your bread pieces (if you’re grilling or using the panini maker). Grill//fry the oiled side of the bread. Peel your toe of garlic and cut off a bit at the end. Then rub the cut portion of the garlic gently over the grilled part of the bread. Put your bread on a beautiful plate and put your roasted red peppers and feta in equally lovely dishes and serve.