Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

Salad season is a lot of fun for me this year. I am having a blast coming up with all sorts of salad dressing and fun creations. But what is a salad without a crunchy, salty, buttery crouton? I had Rob time me, and these took exactly 3 minutes and 4 seconds to prepare, and 9 minutes to bake in the oven. Now, that’s what I call fast food! (and a great use for stale bread).

Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons

1 Tbsp Butter

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Cloves garlic, crushed

salt and pepper

Dash of basil, thyme or parsley for color (totally optional)

4 slices bread, cubed

Preheat the oven to 425. Heat butter, olive oil and garlic in a skillet. Cube some stale bread (I used whole wheat sourdough, but whatever you have around will work) and throw it in the pan. Toss the bread around and stir to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container. They will keep for 2-3 months.

 

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3 Comments

  1. ThriftyNut said,

    May 11, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Thank you! I will definitely try this! Been wondering how to eliminate this from my list of groceries!

  2. Jennirific said,

    May 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    we make almost the same exact recipe 🙂 i can’t go back to eating store bought, they taste like cardboard.

  3. May 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Yum! I love croutons on my salad but never did like the store bought ones. Looking forward to making these very soon! Especially great for those loaves of dry sourdough!


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