Parmesan Scallion Bread (Linda Bread)


“Linda bread” is something that David tried to explain to me around the first time we had family holidays together. Something about green onion and it being “really tasty.” At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about. Linda bread, I’ve since learned, is named after a family friend who usually brings this as an appetizer.


Linda bread is a combination of parmesan and green onion in mayo. Then broiled. You slather it on toasted baguette before broiling – so you end up with perfectly caramelized cheese mayo oniony goodness over bread. This is possibly the perfect snack for drinking strong cocktails (the best kind).

The Recipe:

1/2 French baguette, split lengthwise
1/2 c. mayo (good mayo, thank you Ina!)
1/4 c. grated parmesan, use the real stuff (thank you Trader Joe’s)
1/4 c. chopped scallions

Combine the mayo, chopped scallions, and the parmesan in a small bowl. Toast your baguette under the broiler until it gets nice and brown. Don’t brown it too much – otherwise it will burn later. Spread the top of the bread with the mayo-scallion mixture and broil again until the top is golden brown. It should only take a few minutes at most – check every 30 seconds if you aren’t sure. Let it cool after you take it out of the oven for a few minutes and then cut into nice bite sized snack pieces. Serve immediately with a cocktail!

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