Don't get me wrong, I love garlic bread. There is something about toasted bread, melted butter and infused garlic that I can't resist. However for many reasons, sometimes I don't feel like eating garlic bread. Maybe it's because I don't want my hands to smell like garlic or my breath to stink when my husband comes in for a kiss. Whatever the reason, when I'm not in the mood for garlic bread I make a simple anchovy cheese toast. It's a great substitution due to the same crispy goodness and warm melting yumminess.
Don't get scared by the anchovies in this recipe's name. I've made these toasts more than once for my mom and she HATES anchovies. I told her they were called cheesy toasts and she has been insisting on these instead of garlic bread ever since. The fishy taste gets cooked out making them an ideal side for pasta for even the most pickiest of eaters. For the recipe, read more