Awesome Parmesan Croutons

Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I love freshly baked croutons… they taste so much better than the dried up cubes you purchase in a box. Plus you have the ability to customize the seasoning, and the bread type to your own personal tastes.

My croutons have a crispy exterior, with a bit of give in the middle… just the way I like them.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

Several

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

3 c
bread whole-wheat bread, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
additional spices, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
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Chef’s Note: I apologize for the lack of step-by-step photos. I was making this for about 25 ladies at a Sunday brunch. I did manage to shoot a final image, but that was about it.

These were served on a caesar salad with my homemade dressing... YUM.
4
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
5
Toss the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan, and olive oil. Plus add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
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Chef's Note: I use all kinds of different breads for these croutons. One of my favs is sourdough.
7
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
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After 10 minutes, toss the cubes, and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
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Chef's Note: I do not like my croutons to be dried up bits of bread. I like them crunchy but with a bit of give in the middle. For this reason, I don't use old dried out bread.
10
PLATE/PRESENT
11
Serve with your favorite salad. Enjoy.
12
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American