Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homemade Croutons

Make these and eat'em up, preferably on salad, if they last that long.


  • Sliced bread
  • Butter
  • Garlic salt or seasonings of choice
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread sliced bread with butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt or seasonings of choice.  Stack slices up and cut into cubes.  Spread on baking sheet and place in oven.  Bake for 10 minutes. Toss around the croutons and bake for another 10 minutes. Crank the heat up to 400 degrees, stirring croutons occasionally until crispy and browned, maybe another 10 to 15 minutes. Starting out with a lower temperature helps to dry out the bread, as opposed to the high temperature just quickly browning the outside leaving you with crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle croutons.  Once you remove the croutons from the oven they will become even more crisp as the cool.  These are excellent in a salad, sprinkled on a bowl of soup or just as a munchy.

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