Friday, November 5, 2010

Homemade Croutons

Add some crunchy flavor to a salad with homemade croutons.... An excellent use for the leftover insides(or extra bowl) of Crusty Cuban bread bowls or ANY bread!
Also fantastic made with Gluten Free Bread! Just make sure your seasonings are GF too.

Day old bread
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste(with the Cuban bread I do NOT add extra salt)
Italian Seasonings
garlic powder
onion powder
crushed red pepper

Preheat oven to 325
Cut your bread into smallish cubes

place in a bowl

Drizzle lightly with olive oil(amounts depend on how much bread you don't want it saturated , just a light drizzle to coat, I used 1/4 cup with 1 full bread bowl and the innards of 5 more)
Season to taste and toss gently
Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet

 bake for 20-30 minutes(stirring about 1/2 way through) until toasted and golden brown.

Allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

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