Salad Croutons

gaynel mohler


I never buy croutons for my salads, I make my own. I used to make them when I worked at the school for the ala carte line for the salads we sold. The teachers thought they were getting gourmet croutons, here it was left over bread that was going stale that I doctored up

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as much as you make


stale bread
olive oil or salad oil
favorite dried herbs
garlic powder, mrs. dash
cumin, chili powder, cayene pepper
parmesan cheese (opt) the bottled kind

Directions Step-By-Step

using a pastry brush, lightly brush olive oil or salad oil on one side of bread
stack bread slices and cut into cubes and then toss into a large bowl
mix whatever spices and herbs you want to flavor with and toss with bread cubes
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay out herbed cubes to bake
bake in a 375 degree oven until the consistency of "light" toast. ( at least 30-45 mins ) turn off oven but leave in there
when oven has totally cooled down, remove pan and store croutons in zipper bags. mark bags with the type herbs you used, such as "spicy",
italian, garlic/herb, etc.
Serve on salads or your favorite soups

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy