Garlic Parmesan Croutons




The other day Joey brought home a huge bag of leftover sourdough from work. Usually we just grind them up in the food processor and feed them to the birds in our backyard, but this time I decided to make croutons. This is so simple I almost feel silly posting it, but a friend asked me how I made them so here goes. All the measurements are just approximations. You should just use as much or as little of each of the items as you need.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (enough to coat the bread) 
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves, finely minced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated (I used Kraft in the container and it worked perfectly) 
  • 4 cups bread cubes, crusts removed and cut in 3/4 inch cubes


Directions

  1. Adjust oven racks to the center postion in your oven and heat to 350F
  2. Whisk the oil, garlic and salt together in a large bowl. 
  3. Add the bread cubes and toss until thoroughly coated. 
  4. Gradually add the parmesan cheese while tossing bread cubes 
  5. Lightly coat two cooking sheets with non-stick spray 
  6. Spread the bread cubes onto baking sheets and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. 
  7. Allow the croutons to cool to room temperature before serving 
  8. Once cooled store croutons in air-tight container

1 comments:

Shelly June 19, 2012 at 7:19 AM  

How easy is that? I have a feeling that instead of using them as a topping, I would devour them as a snack! :-)

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