Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, melt butter over a low heat until foamy. Add garlic and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 minute. Add parsley and salt and stir to combine.
Slice bread lengthwise almost all the way though, leaving side uncut. Open the baguette like a book and evenly brush or spoon the butter mixture over the bread.
Close baguette and slice bread diagonally into 2-inch pieces, leaving the bread still intact at the back of the loaf.
Transfer bread to a baking sheet. Bake bread until heated through and crisp on the outside, about 10 minutes.
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