Cookbook:Garlic Croutons

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Garlic croutons can be purchased but are much better when made from old bread. They are a crucial ingredient of Caesar Salad.


Variation I[edit | edit source]

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

For 4 servings:

  • 4 slices day-old French bread, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Pour the olive oil into a shallow bowl over the garlic and let it soak. Soaking it longer will yield more garlic flavor
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (~180 ˚C).
  3. Strain the olive oil into a pan and fry the bread cubes in it, tossing to coat with oil.
  4. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and garnish with salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy and dry.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • To make non-garlic croutons, simply omit the garlic.
  • One may omit the prep work of mincing the garlic by adding the whole cloves of garlic to the oil and then crushing the garlic (either with a mortar or a fork).
  • By using very small bread cubes, frying crisp, and omitting the baking, these croutons may be used in place of potatoes.

Variation II[edit | edit source]

Garlic Croutons
Category Bread recipes
Servings ¾ cup
Time 20 minutes

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Warm an 8-inch skillet over low heat while preparing bread.
  2. A minute before you are ready to cook, turn heat up to medium.
  3. Toss bread in a bowl with oil, salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Cook, stirring often, until crisp and golden brown, about 7 minutes.
  5. Use as a garnish for soups and salads.