Friday, July 16, 2010

Croutons

How many of you go out and buy croutons and pay $3-$4 for a package that lasts two salads?  If you said yes then I have a money saver for you.  I never go and buy my croutons but make them myself and it is so easy.  I usually put my bread in the refrigerator and save it there before I make my croutons.  I never go out and buy bread for croutons but save old end pieces from breads for a few weeks and after I have about 6 cups of bread I make it into croutons and store them in plastic containers in my pantry. You can even put them in a mixer to make your own bread crumbs if you like.

You can make your croutons any flavor you want, you can add garlic salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, dried parsley or any other spice. Much easier than you think.

Croutons

Preheat oven to 400F

I make this recipe when I have about 6 cups of bread that I have cut into 1 inch cubes. If you have less or more just use more or less of the spices.

Put all the bread in a bowl.
Add about ½ cup of olive oil
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Garlic or Garlic Salt
2 tsp Italian Seasoning or any seasoning that you like

Mix it all together and taste for flavor.

Then put it on your cookies sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.  After 10 minutes mix the croutons around so they get evenly brown.

Enjoy the croutons on your salad, in your soup, or even as a snack!

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11 Responses to “Croutons”

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    Maddie — July 16, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    This is good stuff! Made my own croutons for the first time last week, with really good crusty bread and a minced clove of garlic. Unparalleled deliciousness — nothing store-bought will ever cut it again. 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — August 17th, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

      Maddie – that is awesome! You know i have even made croutons and ended up eating them as a snack 🙂

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    Juliana — July 16, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    Oh! I never made croutons…thanks for the recipe…I’ll sure try it.

    • Delishhh replied: — August 17th, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

      Juliana, sorry for the late reply but i have been moving. Oh the croutons are so easy, try it. I was telling someone else here that i even make them sometime and end up eating them as a snack instead of crackers or chips.

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    Quay Po Cooks — November 7, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    My hubby taught me how to make croutons. He uses butter instead of olive oil. Nothing can beat home-made croutons:D

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    Elodie Jane Amora — July 4, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    I love homemade croutons! 🙂

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