got some day old bread lying around? maybe the heel of an italian loaf? or a few slices of a skinny baguette leftover from a summer barbecue? turn (thanks for spying the typo amanda!) old bread into croutons. easy, quick, and light years better than any you can buy in a package. and they are great on top of a nice crisp, cold, summer salad.
[are you as excited for strawberries as i am?! hang on, i've got quite a week coming up...]
20 minutes, make as much as you want
day old crusty bread, think italian or a hearty sandwich roll
salt & pepper
whatever dried herbs and spices you like - i used garlic powder & italian seasoning
- preheat your oven to 375F.
- cut the bread into cubes, about half an inch to an inch square, depending on how big you like your croutons.
- lay the bread on a baking sheet and drizzle liberally with olive oil. toss to coat and add more oil until all of the bread is coated, but not soaked with oil.
- season with salt, pepper, and your herbs and toss to coat. spread the cubes out on a single layer.
- bake about 20 minutes, or until the bread is perfectly toasted to your liking.
- store in the freezer for up to a month.