Jul 26, 2012

Homemade Croutons

I guess we're crust snobs....but in the sense that we don't eat crusts very often on our homemade Artisan bread. So, I always use them for bread crumbs or croutons for a small salad. Here's typically what I do for the croutons--to taste, as usual.....
photo from laura's blog

artisan crusty bread, cubed (doesn't have to be the end pieces; or can be day old other bread)
garlic powder
parmesan (opt. but delicious)
Seasonings (opt. Italian if doing Ceasar type salad, etc.: parsely, basil, oregano, etc)

Just throw everything in a bowl and mix with hands.
Then lay out on sheet in oven (we just use toaster oven setting) and bake for a few minutes--about 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (Our toaster oven does 5-10 minutes at about 380 degrees. But watch them, because they can burn fast. You can just broil and mix them around too.)

The last time I made them Paul said they were better than the store-bought Ceasar ones he typically likes. (prob. because I added parmesan and Italian this time) :)

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