How to Make Homemade Croutons

If you are looking for an easy-to-make recipe for croutons, then you have reached the right place, as this article will explain the step by step process for making crispy and crunchy croutons in no time. The croutons can be served plain, in a salad, to top a soup, or be used as a crust for breading poultry! Try this super easy way to make your own croutons. Any flavour works and you will perk up all your favourite meals with this simple method.

Prep time: 10 min
Bake time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
Yields: 8 pieces of bread (Depends on how many cubes you cut off from each bread piece)
Utensils: Baking sheet, bread knife, oven

Ingredients:
Bread: 8 pieces
Olive Oil: For coating and sprinkling purpose
Seasonings
Salt: As per taste preference
Pepper: As per taste preference

Instructions

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Now take bread and use a bread knife to cut it into small pieces. You can also make large cubes, as the size of the cubes will not matter in this recipe. You just have to decide what shape and size you want to give to your croutons.

  • 2

    Now take baking sheet and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over it. Using your hands, take all the bread pieces and coat them well with olive oil. Place all the bread pieces into the oven and bake for around 15 minutes. Shake the pan so all the croutons have a chance to get brown on all sides and then place them back in the oven for about 5 more minutes or until they become hard and tan.

  • 3

    While still hot, sprinkle the croutons with a little more olive oil. Now sprinkle some salt and pepper, or any other seasoning you want. There are different options available to you when it comes to seasoning, such as garlic salt, parsley, rosemary, thyme, onion powder, and garlic pepper. So, you can try a bunch of different flavours and see what suits you (or your dish) best.

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