Some time I'll put my favorite bread recipe up. This was just an all natural, no preservative multi-grain loaf from the local store. This post is more about the dipping oil. This is a great, simple appetizer or side with dinner. It's a little more exciting than just plain bread.
Garlic (often I use Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic for super quick and easy)
fresh cracked pepper
If you're using fresh garlic, put it through a garlic press or finely mince. Warm Olive oil in a small pan and saute' garlic just until lightly browned and fragrant. About 1 minute. You don't want it too dark, but definitely want it golden. Remove garlic to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.
Once garlic is cooled, put some on each dipping plate. Add a tbs or 2 of parm. cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle Olive Oil on top until covered. Wah-lah... dipping oil! This is great with some additional fresh herbs as well, rosemary, thyme, or whatever you are in the mood for. Be creative. You could also add a splash of balsamic vinegar.