Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Slice loaf of bread in half and place the pieces, cut side up, on the prepared pan.
Melt butter in a saucepan, add garlic, steep for 3 minutes, add salt and parsley, stir, and coat bread with garlic butter.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. For extra crispiness, place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, watching very carefully. Slice and serve warm.