All-Purpose Croutons

All-Purpose Croutons
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Ingredients

  • 2 hamburger or hot dog buns
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs (such as oregano, thyme, basil, or an Italian herb mix)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut the buns into 1-inch pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Drizzle with the butter, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and the herbs, and toss. Bake, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the sheet of parchment or foil and croutons off the pan to a counter to cool. (You can store the croutons in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.)
By August, 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 136Calories From Fat 66%
  • Fat 10g
  • Sat Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 23mg
  • Sodium 339mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 2g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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