Saturday

Make Herb Croutons

Croutons on SaladHerbed croutons are easy and inexpensive to make and are a great use for stale bread.

They make a tasty addition to French onion soup and add a satisfying texture and crunch to salads. You can even crumble them into your meatloaf and meatballs.

Herbed Crouton Recipe

1 tablespoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ cup grated Romano cheese (you can substitute Parmesan)
½ cup Olive Oil
1 stick of butter (softened)
1 loaf of stale, sliced bread, white or wheat

Melt butter and add olive oil.

Mix cheese and herbs in a separate container.

Remove crusts from bread and cut into cubes.

Place cubed bread in a bag and pour in butter mixture a little at a time, shaking vigorously after each addition. Sprinkle blended herbs into bag and shake well. Place bread on two large cookie sheets in a single layer and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how dry the bread is). Turn the cubes halfway through cooking.

When cool, cubes should be crunchy.

Allow to cool completely before storing.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:37:00 PM

    I live in New Zealand, and butter doesn't come in sticks here. how much is one stick of butter in grams? Thanks

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  2. That would be: 113.3981 grams according to my handy converter.

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  3. This is a terrific recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I am all for natural foods made from plants and herbs.

    Tammy A

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