- Serves: 4 to 6
- Active Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
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Step 1: Making Croûtons• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 2 cups diced bread
Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.
Remove the crust from the bread and slice into cubes. Mix the salt and melted butter together. In a medium bowl, pour half of the butter onto the bread and toss. Repeat with remaining butter and transfer to a baking sheet.
Toast the croûtons for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Toss occasionally. Once finished, add a little salt to the croûtons while they are still hot. Set aside to cool completely before using.
Note: For croûtons with a little more flavor, add garlic, fresh herbs or even chilies to the melted butter before pouring it over the croûtons.
- by Dawn Thomas
- October 20, 2006
Homemade croutons are nothing like store bought. Just make them once and you will see. They are a great way to add texture and flavor to a salad or even a nice way to garnish a soup.