Let's take a little quiz (the fun kind).
True or False:
1. I have stale bread
2. I have hummus (or some other all-purpose condiment), a wedge (or two) of cheese, a jar of marinated or pickled vegetables, and/or a cooked protein
3. I'm too tired to make dinner tonight
4. Toast (especially fancy toast) is not just for breakfast
Now, give yourself a point for each statement you answered "true." If your score was 1 point or higher, this article is for you.
If you've never thought to use your grill (or grill pan) for bread, think again. Grilled bread is a crispy, sturdy, versatile vehicle for almost any odds and ends you have on hand, either to snack on or to fashion into a meal. Paula Disbrowe, author of our forthcoming book, Any Night Grilling, shares her tips for grilling bread and making it the main event.
Next step, pile the bread high with toppings of your choice. The equations below contain a few kinds of components to spread on your grilled bread, but all add up to one thing: a satisfying meal.
Use Paula's suggestions as a jumping off point to mix, match, and riff to your heart's desire. Move over, avocado (though that's great on grilled bread, too)—there are new toppings in town.
What's your favorite way to turn bread into dinner? Share your favorite combinations in the comments! If you still have loaves to spare, pre-order Any Night Grilling for more ideas on how to transform them grill-side.
Any Night Grilling is your guide to becoming a charcoal champion (or getting in your grill-pan groove), any night of the week. With over 60 ways to fire up dinner—no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times in sight—this book is your go-to for freshly grilled meals in a flash.Order Now