Homemade Croutons

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These croutons make a perfect addition to any salad.  They are the right amount of crunchy while leaving a subtle hint of garlic.  If you got stuck with bringing the boring old salad to Christmas dinner, these croutons will certainly raise your family’s opinion of your cooking.  The great thing is that these croutons are very easy to make.  And, you don’t have to make the french bread from scratch to call them homemade.  The most difficult part of this recipe is keeping yourself from snacking on them before serving them to your guests.

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First, take a loaf of french bread and slice it into 2 inch pieces.

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Like this.

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Next, place some aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and place the bread cubes on top.

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Crush (do not dice or slice) 4 cloves of garlic.

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Throw the crushed garlic into a pan with 1/2 cup of olive oil and turn the heat to low.

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You’ll want to stir the garlic to ensure proper infusion of garlic into the olive oil.

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Cook this mixture for a few minutes.  Once you can smell the garlic, it’s done.  Fish the garlic out of the olive oil and turn the oven to 200°F.

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Next, pour the oil mixture on the croutons.  Sprinkle with sea salt, and mix everything together using your hands.  Put the sheet full of bread cubes in the oven and bake for 1 hour.  After cooking for an hour, turn the heat up to 400°F and let the croutons cook another few minutes.

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You’ll have to keep yourself from eating these by the handful.  It’s not easy because they really are delicious.

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Ingredients

•1 loaf of french bread

•4 cloves of garlic

•Sea salt

•1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

1. First, take a loaf of french bread and slice it into 2 inch pieces.

2. Next, place some aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and place the bread cubes on top.

3. Crush (do not dice or slice) 4 cloves of garlic.

4. Throw the crushed garlic into a pan with 1/2 cup of olive oil and turn the heat to low.  You’ll want to stir the garlic to ensure proper infusion of garlic into the olive oil.  Cook this mixture for a few minutes.  Once you can smell the garlic, it’s done.  Fish the garlic out of the olive oil and turn the oven to 200°F.

5. Next, pour the oil mixture on the croutons.  Sprinkle with sea salt, and mix everything together using your hands.  Put the sheet full of bread cubes in the oven and bake for 1 hour.  After cooking for an hour, turn the heat up to 400°F and let the croutons cook another few minutes.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Ema Jones says:

    Once the croutons are prepared, we have N number of recipes to try 😀
    Merry Christmas 🙂

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