Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Homemade croutons

Making your own croutons offers a few advantages over buying them pre-made:

  1. You can make them from whole grain breads
  2. You control the oil and salt
  3. They taste much better!
I like to cut stale breads, buns and bagels into cubes and store them in a freezer bag in my freezer. When you need croutons for a soup or salad, take out as many of the bread cubes as you need and place them on a baking sheet. Then toss them with olive oil, dried herbs of your choice, salt and pepper. Bake at 400 F for about 10 minutes, or until the cubes are firm and slightly toasted. You can also bake them more quickly in your toaster oven.

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