Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 1/2 grated garlic clove and a pinch of pepper. Slice one 11-ounce tube refrigerated French bread dough into 12 pieces; arrange cut-sides down on a baking sheet. Brush with the garlic butter and top each with a pickled jalapeno slice and a 3/4-inch cube of Monterey Jack cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown, 20 minutes.
Photograph by Ryan Dausch