In a small skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Heat the oil on low heat until the oil is warm (not hot). Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (about 10-12 minutes).**
Using a slotted spoon, remove the garlic onto a paper-towel lined plate. Allow to cool completely. The garlic will continue to crisp as it cools. Once the garlic is cool, chop the garlic into small pieces.
In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Add red pepper flakes to taste.***
When ready to serve, add the toasted garlic, spice mixture, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil to a small ramekin. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread.