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How To Make Croutons


  • A partial loaf of slightly stale bread (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil or melted butter or a combination of the two
  • Salt
  • Optional flavorings:
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs such as oregano, basil, or thyme OR
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
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    Adam Maddox
    adammaddox over 7 years ago

    For garlic croutons, finely grate 1 clove of garlic using a microplane straight into the olive oil or melted butter a few minutes before using. If you can do this several hours in advance so that the garlic really infuses the fat, even better. Just be sure the garlic is very finely grated. If you don't have a microplane, use a garlic press. If you don't have a press, just be sure you mince the garlic as finely as possible. This is to avoid charred bits of garlic on your croutons, which will taste burnt and acrid.