This goes down as one of my most trivial posts, but I had an epiphany the other day – homemade croutons… I always buy loaves of French bread and invariably they are stale since we never finish them in time. Sick of throwing the bread out for the deer (though I think it sustained them through this winter), I decided to try croutons since it seemed so easy and everyone RAVES about homemade.
Well they were right! Wow they’re good, and crazy easy to make.
First pre-heat your oven to 325. Then cube your bread (if the loaf is as hard as a hockey puck, do as I do, and give it to the deer). Make the pieces bite size so they’re easy to munch.
In a large bowl add a tablespoon of salt, oregano and garlic, then pour olive oil in to make a liquidy paste. Throw the cubed bread in and swirl them around in the oil mix until coated (clean hands are the easiest way). Put them all on a cookie sheet and bake for about a half an hour or until they’re golden brown.
Allow them to cool and they’re ready for your salads. I have no clue how long they’ll last since each time I’ve made them they’re inhaled in a day. My guess would be a week.
Hope you enjoy them too!