Oven Baked Croutons

Oven Baked Croutons

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I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately and sometimes want a bit of a crunch. I detest store-bought croutons and always make my own. Croutons add just the right crunch to both soups and salads. Often times I prefer them unseasoned because they soak up the flavors in whatever dressing I’m using. You may, however, want to toss in a tablespoon or two of your favorite fresh garden herbs or a tablespoon or two of Parmesan cheese.  

  • 1 Small Baguette (Best If Day Old)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Minced Fresh Herbs (Marjoram, Oregano, Dill, Tarragon or Basil) Optional
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese – Optional
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, cut bread into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes. You should have about 4 cups. Transfer bread cubes to large-size bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. If using herbs and/or cheese then toss them in.
  3. Scatter cubes on large-size baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out in single layer. Place in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned and very crisp.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely. Use immediately or store in plastic bag and refrigerate.
  5. Makes 4 cups
  6. © Victoria Hart Glavin

Victoria

Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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