This was my first attempt at homemade croutons, and they were absolutely superb! Making croutons yourself is easy and you can control the seasoning along with the crispness. I hate getting croutons on my salad in a restaurant and the croutons being so hard that you are afraid you are going to break a tooth. My croutons were crisp on the outside but not hard.
Just start with your favorite bread and cut it into cubes. As I have said numerous times, one of my favorite breads is Publix Italian Five Grain Bread. I cut up 2 slices of bread first, and then decided I needed more so I would have several generous servings.
After mixing the bread cubes with the garlic, parsley and olive oil, I spread them out on a baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil. I used an all natural butter flavored extra virgin olive oil from From Olives and Grapes. You can certainly use plain olive oil or your favorite flavored olive oil.
They are baked to perfection! These croutons are a perfect addition to my Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad.
Here’s a few items (or very similar) that were used in making these Homemade Croutons:
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