Croutons are so easy to make. I mean they are super easy to make. I had no idea how unbelievably easy croutons are to make until I made them.
It is the craziest thing. Croutons are the kind of food you just don’t think about making yourself, that is until you do.
The only reason the thought even crossed my mind to make my own is because I was out of them. I was in my kitchen making a pear and tangerine salad and I wanted to add croutons on top.
I went to the pantry to grab a bag of croutons off the shelf, but surprisingly I didn’t have any. I was taken aback a little because I usually have some. Since I didn’t have any, I made my own.
They are tasty and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Check out the video to see how we make our delicious croutons.
2 SLICES OF BREAD
2 TABLESPOONS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
2 TABLESPOONS OF SAGE
2 TABLESPOONS OF ROSEMARY LEAVES
2 TABLESPOONS OF THYME LEAVES
2 TABLESPOONS OF SMOKED PAPRIKA
1/4 TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER
1/4 TEASPOON SEA SALT
PREHEAT OVEN 400 DEGREES ON BROIL
SLICE OR TEAR BREAD INTO LITTLE PIECES
ADD BREAD PIECES TO A BOWL
DRIZZLE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL OVER BREAD
ADD SAGE, ROSEMARY LEAVES, THYME LEAVES, SMOKED PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER AND SEA SALT
MIX VERY WELL
PLACE BREAD PIECES ON BAKING SHEET
PLACE IN OVEN
BAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN
NOTE: You can use any kind of bread you want to make your croutons – white, wheat, or rye. You can also use fresh dinner rolls, hamburger buns or hot dog buns. I used Nutty Oak bread.
NOTE: You can use your croutons in soup or salads, even caesar. To make my pear and tangerine salad, I used a fresh spring salad mix purchased from the store, tangerine slices, and slithers of a red Bartlett pear.