Spring Garlic Toast

Slices of crusty bread
½cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
½cup grated Parmesan
2½ tablespoons chopped young spring garlic stalks, white and green parts
1tablespoon minced chives
¼teaspoon black pepper
¼teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
Large pinch red chile flakes
1regular (not green) garlic clove, halved

Heat the broiler. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and broil them, flipping them halfway through cooking time, until golden on both sides. Keep warm.

In a bowl, stir together the butter, cheese, green garlic, chives, pepper, salt and chile.

Rub the toast with the cut side of the regular garlic clove, then spread with the green garlic butter. Broil toast again for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, until the tops lightly brown and the butter melts. Serve hot or warm.