Homemade Croutons

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Day old French bread
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut bread into cubes and place in a large bowl. Drizzle cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

Spread seasoned bread onto a sheet pan and bake for about 15 minutes.


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*garlic powder* I was very generous with the olive oil to ensure the gf bread (rudi wholegrain) can take the heat. sprinkled it with morton kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and mccormick garlic powder before throwing it in the oven for 15 min as instructed. Outer edges turned out super crispy. Center becomes crispier as you air them out. I'm using this to make gf stuffing. Hope they hold up. Otherwise I can't stop snacking on them because it is so tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy! I made them out of stale cheesy garlic breadsticks! They weren't so great for breadsticks (that's why they were stale) but fantastic for croutons! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was good i must say item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it! My family loves spices and tons of flavorings, so I used a seasoned bread crumb recipe instead of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. They turned out incredibly tasty, and less expensive than store bought croutons. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made croutons before and these were delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, and was a little skeptical about the red pepper flakes, but I think that's what makes the recipe. A keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good enough to eat all by themselves (I am doing it right now!). Versatile for any salad or soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used basil rosemary focaccia bread with EVOO and red pepper flakes. Baked on parchment paper and turned over once around 7 minutes. Wonderful aroma and excellent crispy taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with very stale homemade crusty bread. I also added garlic powder, basil and oregano. The croutons were incredible! Taste so much better than store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those of you Gluten and Wheat intorenant folks I used Rice Bread instead of french bread and it is very good :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them for the first time tonight, 10/20/13 and I used a different recipe, I used some butter and olive oil, heated it up in a sauce pan, added some oregano, black pepper, garlic salt. Once the butter was nice and melted, I added some shaved parmesan cheese to let is melt on the french bread cubes. Baked it for 15mins and they smelled amazing. After tasting one bite, my mouth was filled with a overwhelming taste of salt! I think I added too much garlic salt and it just came out really salty. The bread alone had its crunchiness factor like a crouton and the flavor tasted like a crouton, but just too saltily. I would make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you used your own recipe, why give 3 stars for this one ? very misleading item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hilarious. People are strange. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I totally agree. How do you rate a recipe you didn't follow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My thoughts exactly. Too salty. Maybe too much garlic salt. That would be a 3 star for your recipe Chef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I understand what this person meant. They had just "added" to this recipe like many people do and all this person wanted to do was warn people not to over-salt the bread cubes. It is a great thing that people are not alike cuz it would be a boring world. ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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