Pete made a lentil soup not too long ago and he wanted to top it with croutons. We didn’t have any because we have not once bought croutons since moving here.
So he made them himself.
They were amazing. So good that I we were eating them straight out of the bowl.
When he needed croutons for our stuffed tomatoes recipe last week, it was a no brainer. He was going to make homemade croutons. It’s so simple, it’s a wonder people actually pay for this.
What You’ll Need:
- Slice of bread (it can be old bread, it can be fresh bread; it doesn’t matter)
- Seasoning to taste (pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, whatever you want)
- Olive oil
Cut the bread into slices, in both directions, creating cubes.
This, honestly, is the hardest part of the process.
Put the cubes in a bowl and top with fresh garlic and parsley (if you don’t have parsley, you can skip it).
Drizzle with olive oil.
Top with your choice of spices. Mix.
Bake on a foil lined cookie sheet at 350-degrees until browned.
Top a salad with these.