In the fun with baguette theme, I thought I would share my super simple recipe to make your own garlic croutons.
- Bread or baguette, I used Salted Ciabatta loaf, artisan or crusty loaves work best
Cube bread 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes using a sharp serrated knife.
In skillet use about 1 TBLS per slice of bread you have cut up, melt in pan with garlic, I used about 1 TBLS for 4 slices of bread.
When butter is melted add bread cubes and mix to coat thoroughly, then let the bread and garlic brown up a bit.
Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt or other spices put in preheated oven for 20 minutes, if you are able turn once during baking. Croutons should be crisp.
Additional add ins:
- Cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella, sprinkle when going into the oven
- Basil, Parsley - if you are using in cooking or in salad dressing as a nice compliment add to your croutons
- Rosemary - again depending on the salad or dish, makes a nice compliment to pork