11.24.2010

How to Make Home Made Croutons

It's pretty obvious that I'm not in the kitchen much, I don't talk about food or how to make anything all that often.  So it should come as no surprise that this was my first ever attempt at making home made croutons, but I could not be happier with how they turned out so I had to share!

I had an awesome bakery sourdough loaf of bread that unfortunately went a bit stiff before I had a chance to use it up, but there was over a half a loaf left so I couldn't bare feeding it to the birds and it just so happened that croutons were on my grocery list!  I took this...
and made this....
YUM! Here is what I did.
Cut bread into approximately 1 inch by 1 inch cubes.  I tore mine for the most part for a more rustic home made look.
In a large bowl toss bread cubes with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Coat with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese  and/or any other seasoning you would like.  I used Parmesan and pepper, but I'm thinking garlic salt would have been a nice addition.
Spread on a cookie sheet in single layer, don't over crowd.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
Allow to cook and get air for a couple hours before you store them in an air tight container. 

I hope you all enjoy your Turkey Day tomorrow! We will be spending the day with my family, watching football, eating wonderful food, and browsing those black Friday sales ads! Although I'm much more of a Cyber Monday kind of girl :)

1 comment:

  1. these look so yummy! (and easy to make!) i love your work :) grabbed your button for my site!

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