Smoky Texas Toast Recipe | PBS Food

This homemade version of Smoky Texas Toast is better than anything from the refrigerator section. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes)



  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 slices white sandwich bread, sliced double-thick
  • Parsley, minced for garnish


  1. Put the butter, garlic and paprika in a small bowl and use a spatula to mix until evenly combined.
  2. Spread the butter mixture onto double-thick sliced sandwich bread from edge to edge in a thick enough layer that you can't see the pores in the bread.
  3. Toast the bread with the buttered-side up in a toaster oven or broiler directly on the rack until the top is crisp and well browned with. Be careful as there is a fine line between toasty and burnt.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish and serve immediately.
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