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Too Easy-Homemade Croutons

homemade-croutonsThis weekend I bought all the ingredients for big healthy salads; except for one thing, croutons.  I hate buying croutons. they are expensive and usually really salty.  I decided to make my own. I happened to also buy a baguette and had half of it left.  Here is my experiment.

1/2 baguette, sliced 1 inch think then quartered

1 heaping TBSP finely chopped garlic

1/2 tsp sea alt

several cracks of fresh pepper

3 tsp melted butter

1 tsp olive oil

2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese

Place cubed bread in a large bowl along with garlic, salt and pepper.  Pour melted butter and oil over bread and vigorously shake/stir ingredients so bread is completely coated.  Spread bread on shallow baking pan in single layer and bake at 325-350 degrees for 15-18 minutes till golden brown.  Turning halfway through may be necessary.

Remove from oven, immediately empty into a bowl, add grated Parmesan and stir until completely coated. They are ready to eat still warm.

I impressed myself. These were tasty.  Next time I’m adding fresh parsley along with the grated Parmesan cheese and lots more pepper.  I’m eating them like chips, they might not make it to the salad.



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  1. We love homemade croutons!

  2. Your post feels so ‘reverse’. Croutons used to be made at home until you could buy them in a shop, convenient for people who don’t have the time to make them. So apparently a lot of people buy them and now you’ve the ‘novel’ idea of making them yourself.

    What is next? Pressing your own oranges so you don’t have to buy orange juice?

    • eww, do you have to be so rude about it. Excuse me if your world is filled with all made from scratch foods and ingredients. This post was just meant to share how easy it was to make them for those of us who’ve never actually done it before.

    • Wow she just posted a recipe, no need to be rude. There are millions of recipes on the net

  3. MM, adding cheese next time sounds like a must do!

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