BREAD: Garlic croutons

Garlic croutons
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 
In my opinion, a truly good crouton will still retain a chewy bread core but be satisfyingly crunchy on the outside. I have yet to find a store-bought version with a good bready center.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 c stale bread of any kind
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 crushed fresh garlic cloves or 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • optional: 1 t other dried herbs such as oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut bread in 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Toss all ingredients together.
  4. Spread bread mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12 minutes, stirring once half way.
  6. Can be stored for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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