Homemade Croutons for Soups and Salads
Rather than throw out the ends of bread, or your stale bread you can turn them into something useful and delicious that will save you money on your grocery bill. It means one less thing to buy at the market and less waste coming out of your kitchen.
Aside from the economical reasons, I love making my own croutons because it gives me complete control over the seasonings and the size of them. I prefer smaller ones for salads and larger ones for soups. Once you see how easy they are to make you will never go back to the store-bought variety.
Homemade Garlic Herb Croutons
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic, sliced
- sea salt and pepper
- 1 cup cubed bread
- 1 teaspoon fresh herbs, chopped
- a tablespoon or two of grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add garlic, season with salt and pepper and saute until fragrant. Remove garlic.
- Add bread cubes and toss well, cook until golden brown, stirring often. Remove from heat, toss with herbs and cheese. Allow to cool and store in a tightly covered container in a cool, dark, dry place.