Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: The Best Croutons Ever

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 After parties, I used to throw away the leftover buns, never quite sure what to do with them.  But now with 4 easy ingredients, we make croutons that are so much better than anything you buy in the store.  They take our caesar salads to a whole new level!  I put them in quart-size bags in the freezer and pull them out as needed.  Now we are never without savory, delicious croutons.  Give them a try!


Leftover Bread (2 packs of leftover rolls)
Butter (2 1/2 sticks)
Oregano (2 1/2 tsps)
Basil (2/1/2 tsps)
Garlic Powder (7 tsps)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cut bread into small cubes.  Melt butter and add seasonings. Add mixture to cubes and toss lightly until each cube is coated.  Spread cubes on baking sheet in a single layer.  Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake for another 15 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.  Store in airtight bags or containers.

NOTE:  You can adjust this recipe in many ways -try using more or less butter or try adding different seasonings, such as thyme or parsley.  

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  1. This sounds crazy but buns make great French toast too! The crust doesn't matter, just dip the halves of buns and griddle cook as usual.

    1. That's a great idea! I am definitely going to try it.