Homemade Croutons

Ingredients

6 slices white bread, stale (I used leftover slices from my simple yeast bread recipe.)

5 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

¼ teaspoon salt

Optional

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Cube bread into bite size pieces.

In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, parsley, garlic, and salt.

Toss bread cubes into bowl with seasoned oil until bread cubes are evenly coated.

Spread bread cubes onto a cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes until bread cubes are crispy and golden brown.

Stir croutons and bake for additional 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and toss croutons with parmesan cheese if desired. 

Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to 1 week.

(For simple yeast bread recipe - http://sophieinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/simple-yeast-bread.html)

 

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