Slideshow: The Pizza Lab: The Best French Bread Pizza

Excellent French Bread Pizza
Excellent French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza can be as good or bad as you want it to be. I think most of you would opt for good.

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Olive oil and butter
Olive oil and butter

Start with a mix of olive oil and butter to form the base of your garlic sauce.

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Aromatics
Aromatics

I add mixture of garlic, dried oregano, chili flakes, and chopped fresh parsley and basil, along with a big pinch of salt.

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Spread it!
Spread it!

Spread half of the garlic mixture over the cut bread to infuse it with a layer of flavor and to prevent excessive absorption of sauce.

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Cheese and Toast
Cheese and Toast

A thin, thin layer of cheese toasted into the bread will offer further protection against sauce-seepage.

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Getting Saucy
Getting Saucy

Add a layer of sauce (which you've made by cooking canned pureed tomatoes in the same garlic butter that you spread on the bread).

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The Final Touches
The Final Touches

Grated parm, chopped fresh parsley and basil, and some good extra-virgin olive oil all get added after the pizza comes out of the oven, to protect their freshness.

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Ready to Serve
Ready to Serve

The best French bread pizza you'll have, ready to serve.

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Cheesy Goo
Cheesy Goo

Yum?

Yum.

YUM!

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