Croutons are an essential addition to many salads. They are delicious and easy to make at home.
- Hearty White Bread
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F (roughly 180°C). Gently cut slices of white bread into squares with a chef’s knife. One to two slices is usually enough for one person.
- In a large bowl combine olive oil, spices, and bread squares and gently mix to thoroughly season bread. Spices can be anything but I recommend oregano, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder or freshly minced garlic, and a small pinch of cayenne.
- Spread seasoned bread squares large face down onto a baking sheet evenly and put in oven for 6-8 minutes. Once the bread has crisped flip each square and put back in oven for another 6-8 minutes or until crispy throughout.
- Once fully baked, let rest until cool. These can be eaten immediately or saved in a sandwich bag for later.