Thursday, April 29, 2010

Homemade Croutons

These beautiful onion buns were left over from dinner a couple nights ago.
I hate to throw good food away. So while I had a few minutes I made them into these tasty croutons to top the salad we were having for dinner.
You can use any bread for croutons, even corn bread but it gets a bit crumbly, stale bread is the best. 
Just cut the bread into cubes, these are about 1/2 inch square.
For 4 cups of cubes I would use 4-5 tablespoons melted butter. If you can't have butter then use good olive oil.
Place the cubes in a large bowl, toss with seasoning of your choice. I used a sprinkle of thyme, garlic, onion powder, oregano and basil this time, about 2 tablespoons total. Pour the melted butter in and toss to coat.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Distribute the cubes onto an ungreased sheet pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly toasted.
When completely cool, store in an airtight container, or eat immediately.
Now you just saved the bread from being wasted, and some big bucks over those store bought, packaged croutons! Hide these until dinner--kids love to snack on these!

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